This Land is Your Land ... Actually, this Land is My Land (Because My Dad Told Me)

Feb 26, 2020

When it comes to hearsay, one method of spotting objectionable hearsay is to consider whether the probability of the evidence being true (or not true) turns on the credibility of someone who cannot be cross-examined. As Justice John Marshall wrote in Queen v. Hepburn, 7 Cranch 290, 296 (1813), "[i]ts intrinsic weakness, its incompetency to satisfy the mind of the existence of fact, and the frauds which might be practiced under its cover, combine to support the rule that...

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