plain error

plain error

n. a mistake by the trial court found by a court of appeals to be very obvious and sufficient to require reversal of the trial decision.

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Because the plaintiff failed to object at trial on that basis, the 1st Circuit observed she was entitled to relief only under the plain error standard, which she could not meet.
pdf     Prosecutorial Misconduct Plain Error Appellant challenged the postconviction courts denial of his petition seeking a new trial following his conviction of misdemeanor theft.
For related reasons, we also conclude the admission of the officers testimony was neither plain error nor constitutionally problematic.
The way the Court of Appeals has done lately, if you dont object to anything pretty much they seem to be saying you have not preserved that for appellate review, unless you want us to look at a plain error issue, he said.
157) Rule 52(b) provides a limited exception: "A plain error that affects substantial rights may be considered even though it was not brought to the court's attention.
We begin by providing some brief background on preservation, then delve into the related doctrines of waiver, forfeiture, and plain error.
On its face, Rivera only addresses the question of whether the wrongful denial of a peremptory strike is structural error, but its rationale effectively cuts off the possibility of reversible error being found under either a harmless error or plain error regime, too.
4) The First Circuit held that the MDLEA was a constitutional exercise of Congress's power under the Piracies and Felonies Clause of Article I, Section 8 and concluded that there was no jurisdictional error under the MDLEA related to Nueci's conviction, nor would any such error constitute plain error.
trial, courts on appeal will review any alleged breach for plain error.
First Circuit Discretion: Plain Error and the Krynicki-Harwood