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  Evidence (law) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Evidence must be relevant — that is, it must have a tendency to make a fact at issue in the proceeding be more or less probable than it would be without the evidence.
The bulk of the law of evidence regulates the types of evidence that may be sought from witneseses and the manner in which the interrogation of witnesses is conducted during direct examination and cross-examination of witnesses.
These include the exclusionary rule of criminal procedure, which prohibits the admission in a criminal trial of evidence gained by unconstitutional means, and the parol evidence rule of contract law, which prohibits the admission of extrinsic evidence of the contents of a written contract.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Evidence_(law)   (1192 words)

 Supreme Court of Ohio / Ohio Rules of Court / Rules of Evidence
Evidence of the habit of a person or of the routine practice of an organization, whether corroborated or not and regardless of the presence of eyewitnesses, is relevant to prove that the conduct of the person or organization on a particular occasion was in conformity with the habit or routine practice.
When evidence of a witness's conviction of a crime is admissible under this rule, the fact of the conviction may be proved only by the testimony of the witness on direct or cross-examination, or by public record shown to the witness during his or her examination.
Evidence of the beliefs or opinions of a witness on matters of religion is not admissible for the purpose of showing that by reason of their nature his credibility is impaired or enhanced.
www.sconet.state.oh.us /Rules/evidence   (16481 words)

 Summary of the Rules of Evidence: A concise summary of the federal and California rules of evidence. Intended as a ...
For example, while evidence of prior bad acts is generally not admissible to show that a person acted similarly in the present case, it may be admissible to show motive, plan, intent, or lack of mistake or, in federal court, to impeach a witness's credibility.
The parol evidence rule, which bars the admission of extrinsic evidence to vary the terms of a written agreement, is usually considered a matter of substantive law, not of rule of evidence.
Evidence of mediation or settlement discussions is not admissible to prove liability for the claims that were being discussed.
www.dicarlolaw.com /RulesofEvidenceSummary.htm   (9866 words)

 The Law and Science of Evidence
Both law and science relied on the development and control of a special disciplined space regarded as public but in fact sustained by its limited access, a space in which experimental, discursive, and social practices were controlled by competent members.
Simon Greenleaf, who compiled the first American treatise on evidence in 1842, praised "the symmetry and beauty of this branch of the law," and, quoting Lord Erskine, noted that its principles were "founded in the charities of religion, in the philosophy of nature, in the truths of history, and in the experience of common life."
The only method of ascertaining the common law upon any given question is by a collation of the reported decisions upon similar or analogous cases, and, after deducing from them the general rule by which they were determined, then applying it to the point under consideration.
chnm.gmu.edu /aq/photos/essay/1.htm   (1961 words)

 Law Of Evidence Essay Writing Samples - Confessions, Similar Fact Evidence, Admissibility   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The court allowed evidence of boys 1 and 2 to support the evidence of boy 3 as the prejudice to D in admitting evidence was not outweighed by the probative force due to the striking similarity of each offence.
Also, in addition, it is a well settled principle that the evidence may be admitted and yet the jury warned about the chances of collusion and allowed to formulate their own minds as to it.
Thus, as the law stands now, as regards the Defendant, the general rule is that no evidence can be adduced to show that he is of bad character unless it is similar fact evidence, or whether the accused has put his character in issue.
www.law-essays-uk.com /essaysamples/evidencelawessay/confessionsadmissibility.htm   (3055 words)

 Evidence Law Essays and Dissertations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Moreover, unlike many inferior 'custom' essay writers our evidence law essays and evidence dissertations are not taken form an internal or external essaybank, and will not be resold within 3 years of their completion for you.
Evidence law is probably one of the most difficult areas of study one can undertake on the LLB or BVC.
Law Essays UK have a team of writers who are able to custom write evidence law essays or dissertations for any area of hearsay.
www.law-essays-uk.com /evidence.html   (716 words)

 Welcome to the Legal Information Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The act begins with the legislative finding that "the guarantee of due process of law under the Constitution of South Dakota applies equally to born and unborn human beings, and that under the Constitution of South Dakota, a pregnant mother and her unborn child, each possess a natural and inalienable right to life."
December 20 - U.S. District Court finds the Dover, PA School District "intelligent design" curriculum to be unconstitutional: "The proper application of both the endorsement and Lemon tests to the facts of this case makes it abundantly clear that the Board’s ID Policy violates the Establishment Clause.
November 29 - Congressional Research Service report (pdf) on the U.S. Supreme Court's use of precedent: "the law of stare decisis in constitutional decision making can be considered amorphous and manipulable, and it is difficult to predict when the Court will rely on stare decisis and when it will depart from it.
www.law.cornell.edu   (1220 words)

 Evidentiary Law - MegaLaw.com
Evidence Symposium: A Comparative Study of Federal and New York Evidence Law
International Commentary on Evidence - An electronic, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal on the law of evidence.
A Summary of the Rules of Evidence - California and Federal law of evidence from the Law Offices of Vincent DiCarlo
www.megalaw.com /top/evid.php   (320 words)

Harvard Law School Professor, Simon Greenleaf in the opening paragraph of his article, Testimony of the Evangelist, clearly explained that ‘in examining the evidences of the Christian religion, it is essential to the discovery of truth’, that one investigate with a free mind, ‘from existing prejudice, and open to conviction.
Because it is the function of evidential law to strife for justice even ‘to the end that the truth may be ascertained’[9] or at least to establish that a version of what occurred has an acceptable probability of being correct, its application is utmost useful in the quest for the veracity of any religious truth.
In relation to the law of evidence, it refers to any rule of law or practice which requires that certain kinds of evidence be confirmed or supported by other, independent evidence, in order to be sufficient to sustain a given result.
www.trinitysem.org /journal/5-1/4_TheLawofEvidence.htm   (8701 words)

 TimesDispatch.com | Evidence law not used, experts say   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Circuit court judges may not be complying with a law that requires them to send human biological evidence in death-sentence cases to the state crime lab for safekeeping.
Even though the DNA evidence was compelling, it could not be entered in court because of the 21-day rule, leaving the matter up to the governor to issue a pardon.
Under the law, the evidence is to be preserved by the state lab until the defendant is executed.
www.timesdispatch.com /servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD/MGArticle/RTD_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031782886227   (680 words)

 Evidence Law
Victims of a Ponzi scheme brought suit for common law fraud against the schemers--Aurelio Vuono and Raymond Minicucci--and Fahnestock & Co. (“Fahnestock”), a financial institution that employed Minicucci and was used by him and Vuono as a financial intermediary.
The plaintiff's allegation of excessive force was predicated on the alleged inappropriate use of a police K-9; specifically, the question of fact was whether the dog was put on the plaintiff after he was in custody, or whether the dog was employed to get the plaintiff into custody.
Obviously, the jury found the evidence to be in favor of the of...
www.morelaw.com /cases/Evidence.asp   (4060 words)

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As might be expected, I intend to use the JURIST Evidence Guide to take note of interesting developments in the law of evidence.
Peter Tillers is Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University.
He revised volumes 1 and1A of Wigmore on Evidence (1983) and is the author of Probability and Inference in the Law of Evidence (1988; with E. Green).
jurist.law.pitt.edu /sg_evid.htm   (1419 words)

 WebLaw - Evidence
A 1987 report consisting of a review of the law of evidence in federal courts and the courts of the territories, and the preparation of a uniform evidence law for those courts.
Report no. 23, 2001 by the NT Law Reform Committee on appropriate reform of the laws in relation to the privilege against self-incrimination particularly in relation to Coronial Inquests.
1999 report by the NT Law Reform Committee on appropriate reform of the laws in relation to the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault in the Northern Territory.
www.weblaw.edu.au /weblaw/display_page.phtml?WebLaw_Page=Evidence   (407 words)

 The Evidence Site, Main Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The contents of this web site are written and edited by members of the Evidence Section of the Association of American Law Schools with support from the University of Michigan School of Law.
Faculty and professional staff of institutions that are members of the Association of American Law Schools may become members of the section, with rights to participate in its activities, vote in its elections, and hold office.
This list is a forum for those who are interested in the application of bayesian methods in the presentation and analysis of evidence in court.
www.law.umich.edu /thayer   (524 words)

 www.cali.org - CALI Lessons Subject List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The challenge of understanding expert opinion law is addressed through a series of problems which raise issues of qualifying experts to give opinions, the proper bases for expert opinion, admissibility of fee information, cross-examination of experts, opinions on questions of law, and other applications.
Its topics include statements offered as circumstantial evidence of the declarant’s state of mind, utterances offered as legally operative language, and other utterances that are not hearsay under the definition set forth in Fed. R.
If the evidence in question is a statement, then the answers to questions five through nine will determine whehter the evidence is admissible under the rules of hearsay.
www2.cali.org /index.php?fuseaction=lessons.subjectlist&cat=EVD   (1944 words)

 DA Information Services-Books just arrived(Law)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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www.dadirect.com.au /Books/choice_law.asp   (643 words)

 OUP: Foundations of Evidence Law: Stein
Combining probability theory, epistemology, economic analysis, and moral philosophy; he argues instead that the fundamental purpose of evidence law is to apportion the risk of error in conditions of uncertainty.
Alex Stein is Professor of Law at the Benjamin N.Cardozo School of Law,New York.
Readership: Scholars and advanced students of law, philosophy of law and ethics, practitoners and judiciary in civil and criminal litigation.
www.oup.co.uk /isbn/0-19-825736-8   (607 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Modern Law of Evidence: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Modern Law of Evidence is well established as a clear and comprehensive treatment of the complex subject of the contemporary law of evidence.
The author examines the theory of the law, as well as its practical application, with the emphasis on recent discussion and modern aspects of the subject.
The book has been cited with approval by the highest appellate courts and is an ideal text for undergraduate students and students studying for the BVC and the LPC, as well as practitioners and judges.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0406975795   (525 words)

 JURIST - Tillers on Evidence
Professor Peter Tillers of Cardozo Law School in New York blogs for JURIST on the latest evidence issues...
One of Britain's most eminent paediatricians, Professor Sir Roy Meadow, gave "erroneous" and "misleading" evidence in the trial of a solicitor, Sally Clark, who was found guilty of murdering her two sons, but later cleared, the General Medical Council ruled.
He revised volumes 1 &1A of Wigmore on Evidence (1983) and is the author of Probability and Inference in the Law of Evidence (1988; with E. Green).
jurist.law.pitt.edu /views/blogs/tillers   (1168 words)

 Area 51: Still Above the Law by Dennis Balthaser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Under federal law 42-U.S.C. 6961(a), the President can exempt any solid waste management facility of any department or agency in the executive branch from compliance with such a requirement, if he determines it to be in the paramount interest of the United States to do so.
To avoid any information going public, the federal law mentioned above was invoked and the Air Force was able to maintain their secrecy at the base, with the blessing of the President by virtue of the exemption issued each year.
The signs around the perimeter still indicate “the use of deadly force is authorized”, and the patrols by the “cammo dudes” in their Jeeps, and 4 wheel drive Ford and Chevy pickups, still monitor any unauthorized individuals approaching to close to the boundary of the base.
www.ufoevidence.org /documents/doc1468.htm   (1404 words)

 New Jersey Law Network ~ Evidence
They accept and post any references on these issues in their data repository and newsletter for the benefit of the legal community.
This contents of this web site are written and edited by members of the Evidence Section of the Association of American Law Schools.
New Jersey Law Network", and "njlawnet.com" are marks of W3 Lawyer, Inc. all other marks are those of their respective owners.
www.njlawnet.com /evidence.html   (112 words)

 The Evidence Site: Evidence News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The major task of the Chair of the Evidence Section is to plan the program for the Annual AALS meeting.
We believe evidence teachers at the start of their careers, or who only teach the course occasionally, face special challenges.
Opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the Section on Evidence and do not necessarily represent the position of the Association of American Law Schools.
www.law.umich.edu /thayer/evinew.htm   (1188 words)

 WashLaw WEB - Evidence
Evidence resource page with links to websites, listservs, and research guides.
EVID-L@lists.washlaw.edu Law of Evidence; list focusing primarily on the U.S. Federal Rules of Evidence; participation limited to attorneys, law professors, law librarians, law students, and ohter members of the legal community:
Maintained by Staff of Washburn University School of Law Library, Terms and Conditions
www.washlaw.edu /subject/evidence.html   (163 words)

 U.S. LAW BOOKS - Build and maintain your Law Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This simply means getting into evidence by court recorder and filing, thus legally establishing evidence for inclusion in any future legal action such as an appeal.
Appeals are made on matters of law and a notice must be made to all parties immediately.
No new evidence can be brought into the case if not made part of the "record" in the initial trial unless it is new evidence undiscoverable at the time before the original trial unless the court permits it.
www.uslawbooks.com   (3541 words)

 JURIST - Legal News and Research
Hugo Grotius, Dutch jurist, statesman and father of international law was born in Delft, Holland, on April 10, 1583.
His best-known work is De Jure Belli ac Pacis (On the Law of War and Peace), which he published in....
Brief comments by law professors on legal issues in the news...
jurist.law.pitt.edu   (649 words)

 ICE Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A Journal of Law and Theory in Electronic Format
") is an experimental, peer-reviewed journal on evidence law and theory.
Its purpose is to promote scholarly communication about the law of evidence without regard to political or academic boundaries.
www.law.qub.ac.uk /ice   (47 words)

 Amazon.com: Gilbert Law Summaries: Evidence: Books: Jon R. Waltz,Roger C. Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Gilbert Law Summaries: Criminal Procedure by Charles H. Whitebread
Gilbert Law Summaries are America’s best selling outlines and have set the standard for excellence since they were introduced more than thirty-five years ago.
Walk into class prepared with a comprehensive outline of the law, a concise capsule summary perfect for a quick review before class, charts of every kind, a text correlation chart so that you can match your specific reading assignment to the relevant pages in the Gilbert outline, and an index and table of cases.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0159003857?v=glance   (513 words)

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