United States v. Sweiss
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
814 F.2d 1208 (7th Cir. 1987)
Moses Sweiss (defendant), the manager of a grocery store, was charged with conspiring to commit arson on a competing store. Bassam Faraj, a coworker of Sweiss’s, agreed to wear a wire for law enforcement and recorded two conversations between him and Sweiss. The first conversation occurred in August and the second in September. At trial, the prosecution introduced a transcript of the September conversation. Sweiss then sought to introduce a transcript of the August conversation, but the trial court denied his request. In seeking to admit the transcript, Sweiss’s counsel did not specifically argue that the transcript should be admitted under the rule of completeness, nor did he mention Rule 106 of the Federal Rules of Evidence or any of its contents. Sweiss was convicted and he appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Flaum, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 168,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.