Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

Sweiss remainder of or related writings or recorded

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Unformatted text preview: Completeness) Rule of Completeness = more broad than FRE 106; remainder of related writings or recorded statements o 106 is a subset of 107 (curative admissibility, opening the door rule)...applies only to writings or recorded statements. o Whereas Texas 107 codified completeness for everything....even though this is assumed to be covered by relevance. If Party A introduces a partial description of something, that party makes relevant any remainder that is necessary to properly understand it...and then you impliedly waiver any objection you would have to this type of evidence such as hearsay. So 106 only applies to writings whereas 107 applies to anything; oral statements, conversations, events, acts, whatever. So the general principle of completeness holds that if party a) introduces a piece of evidence of a conversation, event, etc. then any description to complete that piece of evidence becomes relevant and the other party has impliedly waived any objections it may have to this. o Example: A defendant's out of court statement i...
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