United States v. Lewisby, 843 F.3d 653 (7th Cir. 2016)
Key Insight: Circuit Court found no abuse of discretion in admission of text messages where statements were not hearsay and where evidence established phones belonged to defendant sufficient to support a finding that the messages were sent and received by Defendant; Facebook messages also were not hearsay and were authenticated by Defendant?s admission that the posts were his and evidence of his ownership, including use of his nickname, date of birth, etc.
Nature of Case: Criminal
Electronic Data Involved: Text messages, Facebook (social network / social media)