United States v. Vasquez

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of the petition for certiorari and urging reversal.

Brief filed: 01/30/2012


United States v. Vasquez

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 11-199

Prior Decision

Decision below 635 F.3d 889 (7th Cir. 2011).


“Harmless error” review must assess the effect of the error on the verdict, upon review of the entire record, and with the burden of proving harmlessness on the government ; the appellate court must assess the strength of the evidence with due consideration of the defendant’s Sixth Amendment jury trial right and the jury’s role as the factfinder.

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