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Jensen v. Romanowski, No. 08-1758

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By FindLaw Staff on December 09, 2009 12:23 PM

Grant of habeas relief from a conviction for criminal sexual conduct with an 11 year old girl is affirmed as: 1) there was no serious dispute that a violation of the Confrontation Clause occurred via an officer's testimony regarding a prior complainant; and 2) the officer's testimony had a substantial and injurious effect or influence on the jury's verdict under the Brecht v. Abrahamson test for harmless error.     

Read Jensen v. Romanowski, No. 08-1758

Appellate Information

Argued: October 7, 2009

Decided and Filed: December 9, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge Martin

Counsel

For Appellant:  Janet A. Van Cleve, Office of the Michigan Attorney General

For Appellee:  Todd Shanker, Federal Defender Office

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