No. 90-2514.

933 F.2d 536 (1991)

Tony Hanif LEE, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Gary R. McCAUGHTRY, Warden, Waupun Correctional Institution, Respondent-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided May 24, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kenneth N. Flaxman, Chicago, Ill., for petitioner-appellant.

Sharon Ruhly, Asst. Atty. Gen., Office of the Atty. Gen., Wisconsin Dept. of Justice, Madison, Wis., for respondent-appellee.

Before POSNER, FLAUM and EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judges.

EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge.

Chambers v. Mississippi, 410 U.S. 284, 298-303, 93 S.Ct. 1038, 1047-50, 35 L.Ed.2d 297 (1973), holds that states may not use the hearsay rule to deprive defendants in criminal cases of reliable and important evidence — in Chambers, multiple confessions of another person to the murder for which Chambers was on trial. McDonald told three associates shortly after the shooting that he fired...

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