Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

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This compendium includes significant criminal cases by the U.S. Supreme Court & N.C. appellate courts, Nov. 2008 – Present. Selected 4th Circuit cases also are included.

Jessica Smith prepared case summaries Nov. 2008-June 4, 2019; later summaries are prepared by other School staff.

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E.g., 10/21/2021
E.g., 10/21/2021

No Bruton issue occurred when the trial court admitted a co-defendant’s admission to police that “I only hit that man twice.” A co-defendant’s statement which does not mention or refer to the defendant does not implicate the Confrontation Clause or Bruton. Here, the co-defendant’s statement did not mention the defendant and thus its admission did not implicate his constitutional rights. 

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