CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO EVIDENCE
FRE 606(b) No messing with juries or their verdicts
- jury should be able to deliberate w/out fearing repercussions later
- if we look too closely, we might not like what we see (Tanner drunken juror)
EVIDENCE OUTLINE- Fall 2008
Rule 606(b) we cant mess with juries & their verdicts
-jury can deliberate w/out oversight or fear of future problems
-if we look to closely we might not like what we see.
THUS you CANNOT control juries through the
Rule 401. Test for Relevant Evidence
Evidence is relevant if:
(a) It has any tendency to make a fact more or less probable than it would be without
the evidence; and
(b) The fact is of consequence in determining the action.
OUTLINE FOR EVIDENCE
Why do we place restrictions on what the Jury hears?
Trials must end sometime! The rules of evidence restrict repetitive, needless
and long winded evidence.
Evidence is barred when gotten in violation of the constitution
Professor Dillion, 2005-2006
Chapter 3: Admitting and Excluding Evidence. 7
Section 1: Objections and motions to strike [FRE 103(a)(1)].7
Government of the virgin islands v. Archibald (ct of app. 3rd cir. 1993)(pg 284).7