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State v. Hirschkorn

Docket No. 20010094
Oral Argument: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 9:30am

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Lance E. Hirschkorn, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : SEXUAL OFFENSE
Appeal From
Case No. 99-K-02901
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Thomas J. Schneider
2002 ND 36640 N.W.2d 439
Oral Argument 12/18/2001

Highlight

Because of the importance of an accused's confrontation rights, the safeguards built into N.D.R.Ev. 803(24), allowing admission in evidence of a child's hearsay statements about sexual abuse, must be strictly observed.
When there is a total lack of factual support for admission of a child's hearsay statements under N.D.R.Ev. 803(24) and a probability that the erroneous admission of the hearsay statements affected the outcome of the trial, admission of the statements is obvious error entitling the defendant to a new trial.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
10/03/2001 APPELLANT BRIEF View
11/20/2001 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT COURT APPOINTED Wayne D Goter - 03791
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Cynthia Mae Feland - 04804

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 04/06/2001 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 12/22/2000
2 04/18/2001 RECORD ON APPEAL & Separate #56 (Not rec'd: #54-State's Exhs. 1-6 & Defense Exhs. A-C)
3 05/14/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (Entitled "Motion for Extension of Time for Filing Appellant's Brief" but
4 05/14/2001 treated as a Mot/Ext/File TRA)
5 05/14/2001 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE (ATB is due 40 days after TRA is filed) - Granted : 07/06/2001
6 05/17/2001 Acknowledgment of OTR
7 06/25/2001 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 12-27-99; 1-31-00; 9-19-00; 9-21&22-00 (2 vols.) (5 vols. total)
8 06/25/2001 DISK (TRA)(12-27-99)
9 06/25/2001 DISK (TRA)(1-31-00; 9-19-00; & 9-21&22-00)
10 08/03/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
11 08/06/2001 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (CMB) - Granted : 09/04/2001
12 08/31/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
13 08/31/2001 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted : 10/04/2001
14 09/13/2001 Ltr. from Lance Hirschkorn re ATB and counsel (not dated)
15 10/01/2001 Ltr. from Lance Hirschkorn re Counsel, dtd. 09-27-01
16 10/03/2001 APPELLANT BRIEF View
17 10/03/2001 APPELLANT APPENDIX
18 10/03/2001 DISK - ATB
19 11/05/2001 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
20 11/05/2001 ACTION BY CLERK (MAE) (w/understanding OA will be heard in Dec.) - Granted : 11/20/2001
21 11/20/2001 APPELLEE BRIEF View
22 11/20/2001 DISK - AEB
23 12/18/2001 APPEARANCES: Wayne D. Goter; Cynthia M. Feland
24 12/18/2001 ARGUED: Goter; Feland (Vol. X; Page 188)
25 12/18/2001 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
26 02/21/2002 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
27 02/21/2002 DISPOSITION
28 02/21/2002 UNANIMOUS OPINION : VandeWalle, Gerald W. View
29 02/27/2002 MOTION FOR RELEASE
30 02/28/2002 NO ACTION TAKEN (Under N.D.R.App.P. 9, motion to be made to trial court)
31 03/15/2002 MANDATE
32 04/09/2002 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
33 08/16/2007 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed