Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
District court judgment finding a handwritten report and accompanying testimony inadmissible is affirmed where: 1) the court erred when it did not classify the report as an admission by a party opponent under Federal Rule of Evidence 801(d)(2)(D); and 2) the court did not abuse its discretion when it found the record inadmissible under Rule 403, as the report was unreliable based on the multiple levels of hearsay and lack of precise factual statements.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
Argued February 11, 2009
Decided July 9, 2009
Before BAUER, RIPPLE and WOOD, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by BAUER, Circuit Judge.