Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

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Unformatted text preview: hen you apply an objective test: Would that extraneous information be apt to change the verdict assuming a set of reasonable jurors??) Owner's manual couldn't have affected the issue on which she lost (causation...because she never read it) Plaintiff's experience with her own stove (i.e. that she would have operated it the same way even if there was a warning), not covered by extraneous information... o Jurors are allowed to use the general knowledge/special knowledge that people gain from their own life's experience... Personal experience with that stove is covered by that stove. Would have been different if the juror had gone and bought one and conducted experiments with it after she was sworn. Extraneous information as meant in 606(b) Bible is not extraneous information...just part of a juror's personal experience...extraneous information seems to refer to investigation of the case. WITNESSES: IMPEACHMENT [FRE 607-610, 613] FRE 607: Who May Impeach. The credibility of a witness may be attacked by any party, including the party calling the witness. Scope and purpose of 607: Eliminates the common-law voucher rule. Explicitly permits a party to impeach its own witness. Fi...
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