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1978

Commonwealth of Kentucky

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Kentucky Law Survey: Evidence, Robert G. Lawson Jan 1978

Kentucky Law Survey: Evidence, Robert G. Lawson

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This article is a survey of Kentucky law on evidence. Almost as often as not the government's case in criminal litigation will contain evidence indicating that the accused committed some offense other than the one for which he is being tried. Consequently a set of rules to control the use of evidence of "other crimes" has evolved. In most jurisdictions it consists of a single rule that prohibits the use of such evidence against a defendant along with a group of exceptions that virtually engulfs the prohibition against admissibility. Kentucky law is so structured. As all lawyers who engage ...