Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

Longs out of court statements are probative of why

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Unformatted text preview: Inadmissible. "Long's out of court statements are probative of why Deputy Needham went to the mobile home. However, his reasons for going there are not of consequence to the determination of the action, i.e. they do not bear on any issue involving the elements of the charged offense." United States v. Dean o Example Inadmissible. In a prosecution for throwing blood and ashes on the walls of the Pentagon, evidence that United States nuclear policies violate international law was properly excluded (not an element of the crime). o Example Inadmissible. "The fact of consequence in this case was whether Hawkins possessed the gun, and the ammunition found in the upper unit had nothing to do with possession. While the ammunition may be relevant to proving ownership of the gun, ownership is not relevant to the offense in question." o Example Inadmissible. Since the issue in an insurance bad faith case is whether the company had a reasonable basis for denying the claim, the company's subsequent litigation tactics a...
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