Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Moore, 375 F.3d 259 (3rd Cir. 2004)
CrimeViolent, other
StatePA
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year2002
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe Third Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial due to the prosecution's inflammatory statements at trial, comparing the defendant in an arson case, among other things, to a terrorist. "Any observer with even an elemental understanding of the Federal Rules of Evidence should have wondered how the wide-ranging testimony about drugs, domestic violence and child abuse was appropriate in an arson and gun-possession trial. Inadmissible evidence and highly inflammatory statements came rolling in unimpeded at Moore's trial, without any hesitation by the prosecutor, complaint by defense counsel or correction by the District Court."
Determination Year2004
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Inflammatory
C/S EffectNew trial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://openjurist.org/375/f3d/259/united-states-v-moore