Friday, July 31, 2009

News Flash: MarshalPlan 3.1: Now There Is a Stack for Rules of Evidence

I have created a new stack for MarshalPlan. So I will endow my collection of evidence marshaling stacks with a new number: 3.1.

The new stack is Evidence Rules.

I have also done some tinkering with the Investigation and Proof Time Line Stack. This stack is now divided into two sections: (a) Investigation Time Line and (b) Trial Time Line. Furthermore, the time line cards now have links to legal rules and principles of evidence.

Since I am an Evidence person, this gives me a feeling of closure, catharsis, or, more simply put, achievement and satisfaction. [But much work lies ahead of me, alas.])
The stacks (files) found below are the evidence marshaling stacks that now exist in MarshalPlan -- and each one of these stacks (or files) is the equivalent of a method of marshaling, or organizing, evidence. You can run those stacks with Revolution Player. (To download a non-Windows-operating-system player, go here.)

I suggest you download all of the stacks found below before you run them with the Revolution Player -- because then the stacks will link to each other and you can then see MarshalPlan 3.1 in its full glory.

After you download all of the stacks and open Revolution Player, I strongly suggest you start by running the stack Network Manager; this stack gives you a map of all of the other stacks.

Network Manager

As I noted above, I suggest you begin by using Revolution Player to run this stack.
Analysts (Users)
Legal Actors
Event Actors
Directory of (All) Persons
Case Theory
Evidence of Material Facts
Evidence for and against Material Facts
Legal Argument
Substantive Legal Rules
Rules of Evidence
Legal Source Material
Loose Thoughts
Elimination of Possibilities
Questions & Issues
Raw Evidence
Actor Scenario
Case Scenario
Tangible ("Real") Evidence
Actor Time Line
Case Time Line
Time Line for Tangible Evidence
Witness Time Line
Narrative, Story-Telling, and Rhetoric
Investigation and Proof Time Line
Witness Credibility
Witness Credibility Attribute: Ability to Communicate
Witness Credibility Attribute: Veracity
Witness Credibility Attribute: Personal Knowledge
Witness Credibility Attribute: Memory
Witness Credibility Attribute: Objectivity
Witness Credibility Attribute: Sensory Capacity (Quality of Sense Organs)
Probative Value (a/k/a "Argument from Evidence to Factual Hypothesis," or "Factual Inference" proper)


N.B. As always, please keep in mind that MarshalPlan is not a prototype of a real-world real-time operating system. In its present configuration, it is more akin to a tinker-toy, suitable for use mainly in the classroom.

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The dynamic evidence page

Coming soon: the law of evidence on Spindle Law

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