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Annual Survey Of Virginia Law: Evidence, Charles E. Friend Jan 1990

Annual Survey Of Virginia Law: Evidence, Charles E. Friend

University of Richmond Law Review

The past year has brought a variety of appellate court decisions (and a few legislative actions) in the evidence area. Some of these are merely affirmations of well-established principles; others answer questions about evidence law which have troubled lawyers and judges in the Commonwealth for some time. And, inevitably, some of them raise questions in areas once thought to be definite and certain.


Annual Survey Of Virginia Law: Evidence, Charles E. Friend Jan 1988

Annual Survey Of Virginia Law: Evidence, Charles E. Friend

University of Richmond Law Review

In terms of evidence legislation, the most significant development of the past year may be what did not happen in Virginia. In late 1987 the Supreme Court of Virginia, following a long period of careful study, recommended against the adoption of a statutory code of evidence for Virginia. In announcing the court's conclusion, Chief Justice Carrico cited a passage from the 1987 Annual Survey of VirginiaLaw, which stated: "When it comes to the formulation of rules of evidence, the common-law system of judge-made rules, supplemented by a steady flow of case opinions from competent appellate courts, is far superior ...


Annual Survey Of Virginia Law: Evidence, Charles E. Friend Jan 1987

Annual Survey Of Virginia Law: Evidence, Charles E. Friend

University of Richmond Law Review

During 1986-1987, Virginia evidence law has been expanded and clarified. The Court of Appeals has proved to be an important source of evidentiary decisions, and the Supreme Court of Virginia has provided needed guidance in several areas.