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The Law Whose Life Is Not Logic: Evidence Of Other Crimes In Criminal Cases, James W. Payne Jr. Jan 1968

The Law Whose Life Is Not Logic: Evidence Of Other Crimes In Criminal Cases, James W. Payne Jr.

University of Richmond Law Review

It is not the intention of the author to concentrate on generalizations in this article, but an introductory comment of a general character on this topic seems unavoidable. Assume that D is on trial for the rape of his fourteen-year-old daughter. He elects not to take the witness stand, claiming this right under the Fifth Amendment. (a) Could W, an older daughter, testify that D raped her several times when she was fourteen years old? (b) Could the prosecutor introduce evidence of a conviction of D for raping W when she was fourteen years old-i.e., would the foregoing offer ...


Recent Legislation Jan 1968

Recent Legislation

University of Richmond Law Review

This is a summary of the legislation that came out in 1968.


Erosion Of The Hearsay Rule Jan 1968

Erosion Of The Hearsay Rule

University of Richmond Law Review

Over a quarter of a century ago, the consensus among evidence scholars was that the rules of evidence were in need of thorough reform. Case law had become so confusing and contradictory that the American Law Institute regarded a straightforward restatement of the law of evidence as a practical impossibility. Instead that body decided upon a new proposal which might readily be adopted by the states as a comprehensive set of evidence rules. Its aim was a more sensible and simple guide for trial judge and attorney than the existing rules. Leading scholars and jurists collaborated to produce a Model ...