In Ohler v. United States, the United States Supreme Court adopted a per se waiver rule holding that a defendant waives the right to appeal an in limine ruling permitting the government to impeach the defendant with evidence of a prior conviction when the defendant introduced the evidence on direct examination in an effort to reduce the sting of the evidence.
Garrett, Misty Dawn
"Ohler v. United States: Defendants Waive Appellate Review by Reducing the Sting of Prior Conviction Impeachment Evidence,"
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