State v. Hirschkorn

20010094 State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Lance E. Hirschkorn, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge Thomas J. Schneider
Nature of Action: Sexual Offense
Counsel:
Appellant: Wayne D. Goter
Appellee: Cynthia Mae Feland , Asst. State's Attorney
Term: 12/2001   Argument: 12/18/2001  9:30am
ND cite: 2002 ND 36
NW cite: 640 N.W.2d 439

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the lower court erred in granting the state's motion to allow hearsay regarding child's statement about sexual abuse.
A. Should the court have denied the motion because it was untimely?
B. Should the court have denied the motion because the state failed to provide an adequate foundation in support of the motion?
II. Whether the lower court erred in allowing state witnesses to testify about their opinions of the truthfulness of statements made by witnesses?
a. Officer Schaffer, regarding the statement given by Hirschkorn.
b. Debbie Osowski, regarding the statement given by A.H.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the trial court error in granting the State's motion to allow hearsay statements of the child victim concerning sexual abuse.
A. Should the trial court have denied the state's motion on the grounds that it was untimely?
B. Should the trial court have denied the state's motion for lack of adequate foundation?
II. Whether the trial court erred in allowing opinion testimony from a law enforcement officer and forensic interviewer.

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Docket entries:
104/06/2001 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 12/22/2000
204/18/2001 RECORD ON APPEAL & Separate #56 (Not rec'd: #54-State's Exhs. 1-6 & Defense Exhs. A-C)
305/14/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (Entitled "Motion for Extension of Time for Filing Appellant's Brief" but
405/14/2001 treated as a Mot/Ext/File TRA)
505/14/2001 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (ATB is due 40 days after TRA is filed). Granted: 07/06/2001
605/17/2001 Acknowledgment of OTR
706/25/2001 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 12-27-99; 1-31-00; 9-19-00; 9-21&22-00 (2 vols.) (5 vols. total)
806/25/2001 DISK (TRA)(12-27-99)
906/25/2001 DISK (TRA)(1-31-00; 9-19-00; & 9-21&22-00)
1008/03/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
1108/06/2001 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (CMB). Granted: 09/04/2001
1208/31/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
1308/31/2001 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE. Granted: 10/04/2001
1409/13/2001 Ltr. from Lance Hirschkorn re ATB and counsel (not dated)
1510/01/2001 Ltr. from Lance Hirschkorn re Counsel, dtd. 09-27-01
1610/03/2001 APPELLANT BRIEF
1710/03/2001 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1810/03/2001 DISK - ATB
1911/05/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
2011/05/2001 ACTION BY CLERK (MAE) (w/understanding OA will be heard in Dec.). Granted: 11/20/2001
2111/20/2001 APPELLEE BRIEF
2211/20/2001 DISK - AEB
2312/18/2001 APPEARANCES: Wayne D. Goter; Cynthia M. Feland
2412/18/2001 ARGUED: Goter; Feland (Vol. X; Page 188)
2512/18/2001 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2602/21/2002 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
2702/21/2002 DISPOSITION: REVERSED AND REMANDED
2802/21/2002 UNANIMOUS OPINION: VandeWalle, Gerald W.
2902/27/2002 MOTION FOR RELEASE
3002/28/2002 NO ACTION TAKEN (Under N.D.R.App.P. 9, motion to be made to trial court)
3103/15/2002 MANDATE
3204/09/2002 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
3308/16/2007 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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