rule of evidence


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Noun1.rule of evidence - (law) a rule of law whereby any alleged matter of fact that is submitted for investigation at a judicial trial is established or disproved
prescript, rule - prescribed guide for conduct or action
best evidence rule - a rule of evidence requiring that to prove the content of a writing or recording or photograph the original is required
estoppel - a rule of evidence whereby a person is barred from denying the truth of a fact that has already been settled
exclusionary rule - a rule that provides that otherwise admissible evidence cannot be used in a criminal trial if it was the result of illegal police conduct
fruit of the poisonous tree - a rule that once primary evidence is determined to have been illegally obtained any secondary evidence following from it may also not be used
hearsay rule - a rule that declares not admissible as evidence any statement other than that by a witness
parol evidence rule - a rule that oral evidence cannot be used to contradict the terms of a written contract
res ipsa loquitur - a rule of evidence whereby the negligence of an alleged wrongdoer can be inferred from the fact that the accident happened
res gestae - rule of evidence that covers words that are so closely associated with an occurrence that the words are considered part of the occurrence and as such their report does not violate the hearsay rule
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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[section]90.204(4) as a rule of evidence, to the extent it is procedural.
Focusing mostly on British public services, policy analysts discuss the rule of evidence in creating and evaluating public policy and practice.
"But perhaps there are ways we can change court rules and procedures under rule of evidence so people can't produce some of these defences which I think all of us find quite sickening."
Dodson, incoming Chair of the Code and Rule of Evidence Committee at patty@k9sforwarriors.org, and to the Bar staff liaison, Mikalla Davis, at mdavis@floridabar.org.
A disclosure made in a federal proceeding or to a federal office or agency is subject to Federal Rule of Evidence 502.
The rules simply require the prosecutor to identify a particular type of propensity from the list provided in Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b), or in the corresponding state evidence code.
Jacob, Senior Counsel with Husch Blackwell LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "The Federal Rule of Evidence (FRE) 502(d), eDiscovery and Attorney-Client Privilege: What Litigants Miss." This event is scheduled for June 16, 2016 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (ET).
Carpio's consistency in turning a basic rule of evidence on its head is discomfiting.
Colonel Alley's instructions to the Working Group were that it "was to adopt each Federal Rule of Evidence verbatim, making only the necessary wording changes needed to apply it to military procedure ..." (9)
For this seventh edition, the authors have included a detailed line-by-line summary analysis of Rule 502, which places new limitations on the waiver of the attorney-client privilege and work product protection and is the first new Federal Rule of Evidence in 15 years.
For example, Illinois Rule of Evidence 801(d)(1)(A), which defines a prior inconsistent statement that is not hearsay in a criminal case, incorporates most of the text of 725 ILCS 5/115-10.1.
The basic rule of evidence is that information can be admitted as evidence where it is relevant to a material issue in the case.