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Seizing Evidence From Suspects For Forensic Analysis, Paul C. Giannelli Jan 1995

Seizing Evidence From Suspects For Forensic Analysis, Paul C. Giannelli

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A Theory Of Verbal Completeness, Dale A. Nance Jan 1995

A Theory Of Verbal Completeness, Dale A. Nance

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In this Article I will endorse the view that the most important modem function of the completeness rule is to trump otherwise applicable exclusionary rules, though not every rule in every instance. I will also offer the general proposition that it should almost always trump one large and important class of exclusionary rules, those based upon the "best evidence" principle, that is, the principle that parties should present to the tribunal the epistemically best evidence available to them on a given litigated issue.


Conditional Probative Value And The Reconstruction Of The Federal Rules Of Evidence, Dale A. Nance Jan 1995

Conditional Probative Value And The Reconstruction Of The Federal Rules Of Evidence, Dale A. Nance

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In a recent article, Richard Friedman articulates a modified and generalized version of the doctrine of conditional relevance, which he calls "conditional probative value."1 This version comes in response to a substantial body of academic criticism of the traditional doctrine.2 As one of the critics to whom Professor Friedman responds, I offer this reply with two purposes in mind: (1) to clarify the relationship between Friedman's analysis and my earlier reinterpretation of the conditional relevance doctrine; and (2) to ad- dress Friedman's specific proposals with regard to the Federal Rules of Evidence. I conclude that Friedman ...