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U.S. v. Jackson
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Defendant was charged with bank robbery and, prior to the start of his trial, filed motions to exclude evidence the prosecution planned to offer. First, Defendant objected to the admission of evidence that Defendant had been previously convicted of an assault. Next, Defendant asserted that evidence of his having used a false name when arrested in Georgia should be excluded because the probative value of that evidence was outweighed by the risk of unfair prejudice.
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