Harmless error is the exception, rather than the norm.

March 28, 2011

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76D Child CustodyInfusion of harmlessness into error must be the exception and the doctrine must be sparingly employed; a miniscule error must coalesce with gargantuan guilt, even where the accused displays an imagination of Pantagruelian dimensions.
Chapman v. United States, 547 F.2d 1240 (5th Cir. 1977)