Friday, April 30, 2010
An Illinois appellate court recently reversed and remanded a case on the basis that the
trial court erred in admitting recordings of vulgar telephone conversations
between parents in a hearing determining a mother’s fitness. The appellate court noted that the recording
lacked proper foundation and were not authenticated. The dissent, however, underscored that no
objection as to foundation was made at the trial level. The case is In re C.H., L.H., and W.H.,
Minors, Nos. 3-08-0529, 3-08-0534 & 3-08-0535 (Ill.Ct. App. March 18, 2010). Read the full opinion here.