Christine Hutton

Christine Hutton

Professor

LAW SCHOOL

School of Law 203

Phone: (605) 677-6348

Email: Christine.Hutton@usd.edu

Bio:

Chris Hutton teaches Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence and Advanced Criminal Procedure at The University of South Dakota School of Law. She publishes the South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review annually and edits the treatise, South Dakota Evidence by John Larson. Professor Hutton's publications include commentary on the death penalty, evidence issues in criminal trials, retroactivity, and standards of review. She provides annual training for the state judges of the Unified Judicial System, has testified before the South Dakota Criminal Code Revision Commission, and has also spoken about search and seizure and federal sentencing. Professor Hutton is engaged in additional service work, including membership on the ABA Standing Committee on Armed Forces Law, the State Bar Committee for the Active Participation of Women in the Bar, and the Board of Bar Commissioners for the South Dakota Bar (2004-07). She serves as faculty advisor to USD Law's Women in Law. Professor Hutton has maintained her interest in providing legal services for low income people by participating as a board member for Access to Justice (a partnership of the State Bar and legal services programs to increase access to legal services for low income people) and Dakota Plains Legal Services. She has been a commentator for newspaper, radio and TV on issues of interest in Criminal Law, including the death penalty and other high-profile criminal cases.


Teaching Interests:

Evidence, Advanced Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure


Education:

  • LLM, Harvard Law School, 1984
  • JD, Washburn University, 1978
  • A.B., History, St. Joseph's University, 1973

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Hutton, Christine. Barry Vickrey Dedication, 62 S.D. L. Rev. xvii (2017)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Volume 60 Joint Dedication: Justice John K. Konenkamp & Professor Jo Pasqualucci, 60 S.D. L. Rev. xii (2015)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Catherine Piersol Dedication, 59 S.D. L. Rev. v (2014)..
  • Hutton, Christine. South Dakota Evidence: Comments on a Giant Step, 59 S.D. L. Rev. 343 (2014)..
  • Hutton, Christine. John W. Larson, South Dakota Evidence (2nd ed. 2013)..
  • Hutton, Christine. South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review Cumulative Supplement IV, 2006-2011 (2012)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Issue Dedication: Frank Slagle, 52 S.D. L. Rev. vi (2007)..
  • Hutton, Christine. South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review Cumulative Supplement III, 2001-2007 (2007)..
  • Hutton, Christine. The Landscape of Search and Seizure: Observations on Recent Decisions from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 51 S.D. L. Rev. 51 (2006)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Sir Walter Raleigh Revived: The Supreme Court Re-Vamps Two Decades of Confrontation Clause Precedent in Crawford v. Washington, 50 S.D. L. Rev. 41 (2005)..
  • Hutton, Christine. A Noteless Approach, in Teaching the Law School Curriculum 182 (Steven Friedland & Gerald F. Hess. eds., 2004)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Courtroom Observation, in Teaching the Law School Curriculum 206 (Steven Friedland & Gerald F. Hess. eds., 2004)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Laying the Foundation, in Teaching the Law School Curriculum 206 (Steven Friedland & Gerald F. Hess. eds., 2004)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Motions to Suppress Evidence, in Teaching the Law School Curriculum 181 (Steven Friedland & Gerald F. Hess eds., 2004)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Music and Movies, Not Notes, in Teaching the Law School Curriculum 200 (Steven Friedland & Gerald F. Hess eds., 2004)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Powell, Wiggins, and Turow: Competent Counsel for the Capital Defendant, 49 S.D. L. Rev. 409 (2004) (reviewing Scott Turow, Reversible Errors (2002))..
  • Hutton, Christine. Flaws in Capital Sentencing: Skewing the Reasoned Moral Response, in The Leviathan's Choice: Capital Punishment in the Twenty-First Century 271 (J. Michael Martinez, William D. Richardson & D. Brandon Hornsby eds., 2002)..
  • Hutton, Christine. South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review Cumulative Supplement II, 1996-2001 (2002)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Reason and Passion, 44 S.D. L. Rev. 466 (1999) (reviewing Morton J. Horwitz, The Warren Court and The Pursuit of Justice (1998)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Flashpoints in Legal Scholarship: Postmodern Theory, Race, and Narrative, 43 S.D. L. Rev. 739 (1998) (reviewing Daniel Farber & Suzanna Sherry, Beyond All Reason: The Radical Assault on Truth in American Law (1997)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Legitimizing Capital Punishment: Rationality Collides with Moral Judgment, 42 S.D. L. Rev. 399 (1997)..
  • Hutton, Christine. A Glimpse of the Past, 41 S.D. L. Rev. 223 (1996) (review of Lawrence Friedman, Crime and Punishment in American History (1995))..
  • Hutton, Christine. Book Review, N.D. Hist., Spring/Summer 1996, at 66 (reviewing C. John Egan, Jr., Drop Him Till He Dies: The Twisted Tragedy of Immigrant Homesteader Thomas Egan (1994))..
  • Hutton, Christine. South Dakota Criminal Law and Procedure Review Cumulative Supplement, 1985-1996 (1996)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Violence in America: Convoluting "Honor" and "Respect," 41 S.D. L. Rev. 638 (1996) (reviewing Fox Butterfield, All God's Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence (1995))..
  • Hutton, Christine. The New Federal Habeas: Implications for State Standards of Review, 40 S.D. L. Rev. 442 (1995)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Retroactivity in the States: The Impact of Teague v. Lane on State Postconviction Remedies, 44 Ala. L. Rev. 421 (1993)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Sex and Reason: A Review and Application of Judge Posner's Theory, 38 S.D. L. Rev. 1 (1993) (reviewing Richard A. Posner, Sex and Reason (1992))..
  • Hutton, Christine. Schools as Good Parent: Symbolism Versus Substance in Drug and Alcohol Testing of School Children, 21 J.L. & Educ. 33 (1992)..
  • Hutton, Christine. "If We Cannot Find the Truth, What is Our Hope of Justice?", 34 S.D. L. Rev. 206 (1989) (reviewing Scott Turow, Presumed Innocent (1987))..
  • Hutton, Christine. Book Review, Champion: Official News Rep. of the Nat'l Assoc. of Crim. Defense Law., Mar. 1989, at 33 (reviewing Paul Marcus, Prosecution and Defense of Criminal Conspiracy Cases (1986))..
  • Hutton, Christine. Commentary: Prior Bad Acts Evidence in Cases of Sexual Contact with a Child, 34 S.D. L. Rev. 604 (1989)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Confrontation, Cross-Examination and Discovery: A Bright Line Appears After Pennsylvania v. Ritchie, 33 S.D. L. Rev. 437 (1988)..
  • Hutton, Christine. The Unique Perspective of Justice White: Separation of Powers, Standing and Section 1983 Cases, 40 Admin. L. Rev. 377 (1988)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Child Sexual Abuse Cases: Reestablishing the Balance Within the Adversary System, 20 U. Mich. J. L. Ref. 491 (1987)..
  • Hutton, Christine. State v. Logue: Ultimate Issue Testimony in the Absence of a State Equivalent to Federal Rule 704, 30 S.D. L. Rev. 530 (1985)..
  • Hutton, Christine. The Right to Financial Privacy Act: Tool to Investigate Fraud and Discover Fruits of Wrongdoing, Army Law., Nov. 1983, at 10..
  • Hutton, Christine. The Right to Financial Privacy Act: Tool to Investigate Fraud and Discover Fruits of Wrongdoing, Army Law., Nov. 1983, at 10 Vincent S. Green, Jury Instructions: Theory of the Defenese, Crim. Defense, Sept.-Oct. 1983, at 18 (reprinted from The Advocate: A Journal for Military Defense Counsel)..
  • Hutton, Christine. Prisoners' Rights: Constitutional Restrictions on Censorship of Prisoners' Mail, 16 Washburn L.J. 535 (1977)..

Awards and Honors:

  • University of South Dakota School of Law John Wesley Jackson Award, 2017
  • Dean Marshall M. McKusick Award, 2015
  • University of South Dakota School of Law John Wesley Jackson Award, 2013
  • Quoted favorably by Justice Stevens in Danforth v. Minnesota, 128 S.Ct. 1029, 2008
  • USD Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2008
  • Nominee, Women Aware Award, 2001
  • Nominee, Spirit of South Dakota Award, 2000
  • John Wesley Jackson Outstanding Professor of Law Award, Law School, 1999
  • Women in Law Attorney of the Year Award, Women in Law, 1997
  • John Wesley Jackson Outstanding Professor of Law Award, Law School, 1986