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C HAPTER 1 Q UESTIONS FOR C LASSROOM D ISCUSSION S UPPLEMENT PAGE 17 1. Prosecution for Murder. The prosecution offers into evidence a letter from a witness to the crime. The defense objects on the ground of hearsay and the objection is sustained. The prosecution then offers a second letter from the same witness. The defense attorney objects, but fails to state a specific ground for the objection. The court overrules the objection and admits the second letter. Has the defense waived the hearsay objection for purposes of appeal? What arguments may be made on the basis of the text of the federal and California provisions? 2. Same case. Before trial the court ruled both letters inadmissible. The defense failed to object at trial when the prosecution offered the letters into evidence and the trial court admitted them. Has the defense waived its objections for purposes of appeal? What arguments may be made on the basis of the text of the federal and California provisions? 3. Same case. The defense objects to both letters on the ground of hearsay. The trial judge states in open court and in the hearing of the jury, “Objection sustained. But it doesn’t matter, since defendant is obviously guilty.” If the defense fails to object to the judge’s statement, has it waived the matter for purposes of appeal? What arguments may be made on the basis of the text of the federal and California provisions? Q UESTION FOR C LASSROOM D ISCUSSION S UPPLEMENT PAGE 19 1. Action for personal injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The only surviving passenger in plaintiff’s car is a mentally retarded adult with limited ability to speak. She is non-responsive when asked if she understands that she must tell the truth while testifying. Is the witness competent under the Federal Rules? Under California law?
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Q UESTION FOR C LASSROOM D ISCUSSION S UPPLEMENT PAGE 21 1. Prosecution for assault of a witness in a prior case.
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2010 for the course LAW 7330 taught by Professor Lushing during the Fall '05 term at Yeshiva.

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