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Rules that apply to the admission of evidence in a trial.

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FRE 803 (8) Public Record Usage for Defense

Is it possible to object to the prosecution's use of a document excluded under 803 (8) under hearsay grounds and then introduce it during the defense? Apologies in advance, as I do not have any trial ...
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Federal Rules of Evidence 803-6 usage

Is it possible for a document to be self-showing that it's a business document? For example, can you admit a business document (e.g. a packing slip) which clearly is implied that 1) the record must ...
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Is McGee v State of Indiana 131.2 cited in The Verdict a complete fiction?

In the 1982 movie The Verdict (and, possibly, in the original novel as well), the respondent's lawyer cites "McGee v State of Indiana, United States 131.2" (at 1:57:10): The admission of a ...
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Was the withholding of high-quality drone footage a Brady violation?

In the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the defence filed a motion for a mistrial during jury deliberations. One of the grounds for a mistrial, they argued, was that a low-resolution recording of the drone ...
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Legality of threatening perjury

Just to pretext, this question was inspired by a scene in Suits. I know that Suits is not a particularly accurate representation of the legal system, I'm just curious about the legality of a similar ...
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Is it an error for a judge to not consider all pieces of evidence?

A prosecutor attempts to lay charges against an alleged perpetrator (in New Zealand anyone can do this under the private prosecution provisions). The judge is presented with a set of pieces of ...
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