Monthly Archives: June 2011
NEW VERY IMPORTANT COURT OF APPEALS DECISION!

HEADNOTE: Hannah v. State, No. 151, September Term, 2009 EVIDENCE; CROSS-EXAMINATION; IMPEACHMENT OF A CRIMINAL DEFENDANT WITH “RAP” LYRICS WRITTEN BY THE DEFENDANT THAT DESCRIBE ACTS OF VIOLENCE: The trial court does not have discretion to permit cross-examination that is harassing, unfairly prejudicial, confusing, or unduly repetitive. In the case at bar, the Circuit Court…