United States v. Hampton
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
464 F.3d 687 (2006)
In Hampton’s (defendant) trial for allegedly robbing banks, an element of the crime was that the banks were federally insured at the time of the robberies. The prosecution sought to introduce into evidence photocopies of the banks’ insurance certificates paired with testimony of the banks’ employees that the certificates were real. The trial judge admitted the evidence and Hampton was convicted. Hampton appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Posner, J.)
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