Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Strode, 229 F.3d 1161 (9th Cir. 2009)
CrimeViolent, other
StateOR
Pros. First NameFredric
Pros. Last NameWeinhouse
FederalYes
Trial Year1998
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the prosecution had improperly vouched for government witnesses, used an "impermissibly suggestive" photo identification, and overstepped legal boundaries during their closing arguments. "Although there is a 'fine line between a proper and improper 'do your duty' argument,' we conclude that … the prosecutor crossed the line."
Determination Year2000
Misconduct TypePre-Trial -- Other
TR: Inadmissible
TR: Vouching
TR: Other
C/S EffectRemand for retrial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/judicial/2010-12-28-1Aprosecutorpunish28_CV_N.htm