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Bill Cosby, The Lustful Disposition Exception, And The Doctrine Of Chances, Wesley M. Oliver Jan 2016

Bill Cosby, The Lustful Disposition Exception, And The Doctrine Of Chances, Wesley M. Oliver

Washington University Law Review

On December 30, 2015, an affidavit of probable cause alleged that William H. Cosby, Jr., Ed.D., a comedian whose storied career spanned decades, committed aggravated indecent sexual assault upon Andrea Constand. For decades, women have been coming forward claiming to have been the victims of Cosby’s unwanted sexual advances, most of them claiming that Cosby drugged them and took advantage of them when they were in an unconscious state. Despite the number of accusers over decades, thus far only one criminal count has been announced. At this point, it appears that the statute of limitation would preclude an ...


Throwing A Toy Wrench In The “Greatest Legal Engine”: Child Witnesses And The Confrontation Clause, Jonathan Clow Jan 2015

Throwing A Toy Wrench In The “Greatest Legal Engine”: Child Witnesses And The Confrontation Clause, Jonathan Clow

Washington University Law Review

Cross-examination of witnesses has often been called the “greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.” Enshrined in the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment, this most basic feature of an adversarial legal system guarantees criminal defendants the right to have the prosecution’s witnesses testify in open court and the opportunity to question said witnesses in front of the jury.

The premise underlying this “greatest legal engine” is challenged, however, when children are the “witnesses against” the defendant. Social science and psychological research in recent decades suggest that cross-examination of child witnesses could actually interfere with the ...


Visualizing Probabilistic Proof, Enrique Guerra-Pujol Nov 2014

Visualizing Probabilistic Proof, Enrique Guerra-Pujol

Washington University Jurisprudence Review

The author revisits the Blue Bus Problem, a famous thought-experiment in law involving probabilistic proof, and presents Bayesian solutions to different versions of the blue bus hypothetical. In addition, the author expresses his solutions in standard and visual formats, that is, in terms of probabilities and natural frequencies.


Prosecutor's Duty To Disclose Reconsidered, United States V. Agurs, 96 S. Ct. 2392 (1976) Jan 1976

Prosecutor's Duty To Disclose Reconsidered, United States V. Agurs, 96 S. Ct. 2392 (1976)

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Due Process Requirements For Use Of Non-Statutory Inferences In Criminal Cases, Barnes V. United States, 412 U.S. 837 (1973) Jan 1973

Due Process Requirements For Use Of Non-Statutory Inferences In Criminal Cases, Barnes V. United States, 412 U.S. 837 (1973)

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Exhibition Of A Child In Court To Determine Paternity, Glascock V. Anderson, 497 P.2d 727 (1972) Jan 1973

Exhibition Of A Child In Court To Determine Paternity, Glascock V. Anderson, 497 P.2d 727 (1972)

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Evidentiary Effect Of A Trial Judge’S View Of Property In A Condemnation Proceeding, Corrado V. Providence Redevelopment Agency, 294 A.2d 387 (1972) Jan 1973

Evidentiary Effect Of A Trial Judge’S View Of Property In A Condemnation Proceeding, Corrado V. Providence Redevelopment Agency, 294 A.2d 387 (1972)

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Judicial Notice In The Proposed Federal Rules Of Evidence, Rule 2-01: Judicial Notice Of Adjudicative Facts, 46 F.R.D. 161 (1969) Jan 1969

Judicial Notice In The Proposed Federal Rules Of Evidence, Rule 2-01: Judicial Notice Of Adjudicative Facts, 46 F.R.D. 161 (1969)

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Business Records As Evidence In Missouri, T.E. Lauer Jan 1964

Business Records As Evidence In Missouri, T.E. Lauer

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Rules Of Evidence As A Factor In Probable Cause In Grand Jury Proceedings And Preliminary Examinations Jan 1963

Rules Of Evidence As A Factor In Probable Cause In Grand Jury Proceedings And Preliminary Examinations

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Demonstrative Evidence And Expert Opinion, Mason Ladd Jan 1956

Demonstrative Evidence And Expert Opinion, Mason Ladd

Washington University Law Review

Demonstrative evidence has become the fashion of today in the trial of cases. The subject has reached epidemic proportions, and modern trials include this magic method of persuasion as one of the best gadgets yet devised to obtain jury verdicts and to aid the court in understanding the full meaning of factual and scientific evidence. The emphasis upon demonstrative evidence is a part of the times even though it has been used in one form or another as long as there have been court trials.


The Mcnabb Rule And The Missouri Courts, R.W. Gilcrest Jan 1954

The Mcnabb Rule And The Missouri Courts, R.W. Gilcrest

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Evidence—Party Not Bound By Testimony Of Own Witness Jan 1954

Evidence—Party Not Bound By Testimony Of Own Witness

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Evidence—Memoranda To Aid Recollection—Admissible Either As Past Recollection Recorded Or As Present Recollection Revived, William E. Partee Jan 1950

Evidence—Memoranda To Aid Recollection—Admissible Either As Past Recollection Recorded Or As Present Recollection Revived, William E. Partee

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Evidence—Admissibility Of Results Of Lie Detector Tests, Samuel A. Goldblatt Jan 1950

Evidence—Admissibility Of Results Of Lie Detector Tests, Samuel A. Goldblatt

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.