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US v. Bright, No. 08-1770

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By FindLaw Staff on August 21, 2009 2:41 PM

A conviction for bank robbery is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not commit plain error in admission of an eye-witness identification from a photograph array, as defendant failed to file a suppression motion before trial and failed to object at trial, and defendant cannot now cure by showing good cause; 2) district court did not err in allowing introduction of defendant's prior conviction for bank robbery and guilt-by-association evidence as their probative value was not substantially outweighed by unfair prejudice; and 3) it did not err in applying an obstruction of justice enhancement where, under U.S.S.G. section 3C1.1, escaping or attempting to escape from custody justifies the enhancement.     

Read US v. Bright, No. 08-1770

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Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
Argued April 16, 2009
Decided August 20, 2009


Before Easterbrook, Chief Judge, and Bauer and Manion, Circuit Judges 
Opinion by Bauer, Circuit Judge.

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