|CALENDAR STATUS: Cancelled|
|State of Oregon v. Torrance Alexander Hunter|
|Supreme Court Case 2|
|Zachary Lovett Mazer on behalf of Torrance Alexander Hunter |
Jennifer S Lloyd on behalf of State of Oregon
Statement of Issues:
|(1) May a reviewing court affirm a defendant's conviction on harmless error grounds, based on a theory of the crime that the state never raised at trial?|
(2) May a reviewing court find an evidentiary error to be harmless if that evidence was essential to the only theory of guilt that the state argued to the jury and if the verdict does not affirmatively rule out the possibility that the jury relied on that evidence in convicting the defendant?
(3) In considering whether the erroneous admission of evidence was harmless, should a reviewing court also consider the legal ramifications of the admission of that evidence?
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