“The rifle is better”

October 4, 2013

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XXIV Review
  • 110XXIV(H) Assignment of Errors
  • 110k1129 In General
  • 110k1129(2) k. Form and Requisites in General.

110 Criminal LawIn raising issues for appeal, losers in a trial can go hunting for relief with a rifle or a shotgun, and the rifle is better; the shotgun approach may hit the target with something but it runs the risk of obscuring significant issues by dilution.
U.S. v. Stokes, 2013 WL 3948949 (7th Cir. Aug. 1, 2013)
Suggested by Ted O’Toole, Principal Atttorney Editor; Thomson Reuters; Eagan, Minn.