West Headnote of the Day – September 15, 2009

September 15, 2009

West's Key 110 Criminal Law
West's Key 110XXXI Counsel
West's Key 110XXXI(F) Arguments and Statements by Counsel
West's Key 110k2145 Appeals to Sympathy or Prejudice
West's Key 110k2146 k. In General.

Prosecutor’s reference to the movie, “The Godfather,” in closing argument did not constitute “prosecutorial misconduct,” in prosecution for distribution and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; prosecutor was not making a connection to the movie’s main character’s criminality, but rather, prosecutor was comparing himself to movie’s director.
United States v. Kincannon, 567 F.3d 893 (7th Cir. 2009)

Suggested by Amanda Kenny, Senior Attorney Editor, West

110 Criminal Law