1. Basics of Evidence:
a. Functionregulates how trial is conducted.
b. Goalsavoid confusion and irrelevant information from being given to jurors.
c. Approach for analyzing issues:
i. State or federal court?
ii. Civil case or criminal cas
A. Two-Step Inquiry
a. Is the evidence relevant (tends to prove or disprove a material fact)?
i. General Rule: evidence that has any tendency to make a material fact more probable
or less probable than it wou