Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

Connecting up where an objection is conditionally

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Unformatted text preview: timely objection or motion to strike appears of record, stating the specific ground of objection, if the specific ground was not apparent from the context. Once the court makes a definitive ruling on the record admitting or excluding evidence, either before or at trial, a party need not renew an objection or offer of proof to preserve a claim of error for appeal Texas differs here! In Texas, a motion in limine does not preserve error in the absence of a trial objection Texas courts require a trial objection! Scope and purpose of Rule 103. Rule 103 addresses objections, motions to strike, and offers of proof. To preserve error for appeal, a party complaining of the admission of evidence must make a timely and specific objection or motion to strike. To preserve error as to the exclusion of evidence, the proponent must make an offer of proof. Effect of erroneous ruling Harmless error. Prerequisite to any claim of error in the admission or exclusion of evidence is that a substantial right of the party must have been affec...
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2008 for the course N 483 taught by Professor Wellborn during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas.

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