EVIDENCE Outline-JA

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Unformatted text preview: 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 ...............................................................................
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2008 for the course LAW 2090 taught by Professor Alexander during the Spring '03 term at St. Johns Duplicate.

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

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