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United States v. Boyce
Citation:742 F.3d 792 (2014)
Darnell Boyce was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Among the evidence offered against him were statements from a 911 call made by Sarah Portis, asking that police come to her residence because her child’s father had just hit her and was going crazy for no reason. In response to questions, Portis said that Boyce had a gun. The U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction and Judge Posner delivered a separate concurrence to criticize the “present sense impression” and “excited utterances” exceptions to the hearsay rule.
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