Evidence Discussion and Feedback

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So that discussions don't get lost in the syllabus, this is a place to collect them together.

January 2 Thoughts Provoked:

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January 8 Thoughts Provoked:

  • Professor Nesson concluded today's class by asking us to think about the value we personally ascribe to the confrontation clause. I wrote some thoughts using the structure of a letter. Discussion welcome.

January 9

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January 16

  • Jan 16 Feedback
  • Juror selection has begun in the Scooter Libby Trial. Coverage is here and here and here, among other places. This is fascinating. How to constitute a "fair" jury? Libby's attorneys propose to ask jurors about their political party affiliation. (Would it be acceptable to use a peremptory challenge to strike Democrats / Republicans)? Hmmm. JP 16:24, 16 January 2007 (EST)

January 18

  • Here's a recent NJ appellate decision that connects our various discussions on hearsay exceptions, the Confrontation clause, and child abuse. JP 12:07, 18 January 2007 (EST)