Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Schneider, 157 F. Supp. 2d 1044 (N.D. Iowa 2001)
CrimeDrug crimes
StateIA
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year2001
BodyTrial court
OpinionProsecutor improperly asked jurors, "Where's the defendant's polygraph?" during closing arguments to imply the defendant was obligated to defend themselves with one. The District Court ruled that the defendant did not receive a fair trial, calling the closing remarks "egregious, suggestive and inflammatory."
Determination Year2001
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Inflammatory
C/S EffectNew trial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://www.leagle.com/decision/20011201157FSupp2d1044_11114.xml/U.S.%20v.%20SCHNEIDER