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Exemplary And Exceptional Confusion Under The Federal Rules Of Evidence, Dora W. Klein Jan 2017

Exemplary And Exceptional Confusion Under The Federal Rules Of Evidence, Dora W. Klein

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This Article proposes that the final provisions of Rule 407 and 411, which provide a list of examples of permitted purposes for which a court may admit evidence, are asking for trouble--specifically, the trouble that courts will interpret the list not as examples, but as a specially enumerated, exhaustive list of exceptions.