United States v. Cameron, No. 11-1275 (1st Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Following a bench trial, Appellant was convicted of thirteen counts for crimes involving child pornography. Appellant appealed, challenging various rulings rulings by the district court before and after the trial. This case presented complex questions of first impression in the First Circuit regarding the admissibility of evidence in the wake of the Supreme Court's recent Confrontation Clause jurisprudence. After careful review, the First Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the admission of certain evidence violated Appellant's Confrontation Clause rights, and the admission of this evidence was harmless as to some counts of conviction but not as to others. The Court thus reversed Appellant's convictions on certain counts and remanded for resentencing or a new trial.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on December 21, 2012.