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EVIDENCE Outline-JA - EVIDENCE By Jeff Amato Professor...

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EVIDENCE By Jeff Amato Professor Alexander T 1-3 F 11:00-1:30 LL-01 Allowed to miss 8 hours of unexcused class, beyond that the grade gets reduced. Exam: Closed book, true false and essays. EVIDENCE .......................................................................................................................... 1 I. Introduction ................................................................................................................. 3 II. Trial ........................................................................................................................... 4 III. RELEVANCE ............................................................................................................ 4 A.Basic Principle: All relevant evidence is admissible. .............................................. 4 B.FRE 402: All relevant evidence is admissible except as otherwise provided by the constitution or the laws. Evidence which is not relevant is not admissible. ............... 4 C.FRE 104: Preliminary Questions of admissibility .................................................... 4 D.FRE 105: Limited Admissibility .............................................................................. 4 E.FRE 401: Definition of Relevant Evidence Evidence is relevant if it has any tendency in reason to prove or disprove the existence of a fact more probable or less probable than it would be without the evidence. ..................................................................................................................... 5 F.Material Evidence – (not mentioned in the FRE) Evidence which has a consequence under the applicable substantive law. (FRE uses the terminology “of consequence”) .............................................................................................................. 5 G.Sufficiency of Evidence ........................................................................................... 6 FRE 403: Exclusion of relevant evidence on Grounds of Prejudice, Confusion or Waste of Time .............................................................................................................. 6 Similar Occurrences ..................................................................................................... 8 Objections to Relevance .............................................................................................. 8 Offers of Proof ............................................................................................................. 9 Categorical Exclusions ............................................................................................... 10 Character Evidence .................................................................................................... 12 Habit ........................................................................................................................... 19 IV. Real and Demonstrative Evidence ........................................................................... 20 Introduction ................................................................................................................ 20 Tangible Objects ........................................................................................................ 21 Persons ....................................................................................................................... 22 Drawings, Diagrams and Models ............................................................................... 22 Photos ......................................................................................................................... 22 Experiments ............................................................................................................... 22 Jury ............................................................................................................................. 22 V. Competency of Witness ............................................................................................ 22 1
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A.Generally ................................................................................................................ 22 B.Oath or Affirmation ................................................................................................ 23 C.Children ................................................................................................................ 23 D.Hypnotically-Induced Memory .............................................................................. 23 VI. N.Y. Deadman’s Statute .......................................................................................... 24 A.CPLR 4519 Personal transaction or communication between witness and decedent or mentally ill person ................................................................................................. 24 B.Federal Court .......................................................................................................... 26 V. Examination of the Witness ...................................................................................... 27 C.Direct Examination ............................................................................................... 27 D.Cross Examination ................................................................................................. 27 E.Redirect Examination ............................................................................................. 28 F.Objections to questions ........................................................................................... 28 G.Refreshing the Recollection of the Witness ........................................................... 29 VI. Impeachment of Witness ......................................................................................... 29 Bad Character For Truthfulness (Veracity) ............................................................... 30 Prior Bad Acts ............................................................................................................ 30 Convictions FRE 609 ................................................................................................. 31 Contradiction .............................................................................................................. 34 Prior Inconsistent statements .................................................................................... 35 Bias ............................................................................................................................ 37 Sensory, Mental Impairment ...................................................................................... 38 Impeaching the Credibility of own witness ............................................................... 38 VII. Rehabilitation of the Witness ................................................................................. 39 New York / Federal .................................................................................................... 39 VIII. HEARSAY ............................................................................................................ 41 Definition FRE 801 (C) – “Hearsay” is a statement, other than one made by the declarant while testifying at the trial or hearing, offered in evidence to prove the truth of the matter asserted. ........................................................................................ 41 FRE 802 – Hearsay is not admissible, unless there is an exception .......................... 42 Statements which are not hearsay .............................................................................. 42 Admissions of a Party Opponent .............................................................................. 44 FRE 803. Hearsay Exceptions; Availability of Declarant Immaterial ....................... 50 Rule 804. Hearsay Exceptions; Declarant Unavailable ............................................ 60 Rule 805. Hearsay within Hearsay ............................................................................ 65 Rule 806 Attacking and Supporting Credibility of Declarant ................................... 65 Rule 807 Residual Exception ..................................................................................... 65 6th Amendment Right of Confrontation .................................................................... 65 IX. Authentication .......................................................................................................... 67 A.Rule 901 Requirement of Authentication of Identification ................................... 67 B.Rule 902. Self Authentication ............................................................................... 69 X. Best Evidence Rule ................................................................................................... 70 i.Definitions ............................................................................................................... 70 i.Rule 1002: Requirement of Original ....................................................................... 70 ii.Admissibility of Duplicates: Rule 1003 ................................................................. 71 iii.FRE 1004: Admissibility of Other Evidence Of Contents ................................... 72 2
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i.FRE 1005 Public Records ........................................................................................ 73 ii.FRE 1006: Summaries ............................................................................................ 73 XI. Opinion Testimony .................................................................................................. 73 i.Lay ........................................................................................................................... 73 ii.Expert FRE 702 Testimony of Experts
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