Showing posts with label ignorance of law sometimes a very good excuse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ignorance of law sometimes a very good excuse. Show all posts

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Can You Succeed if You Know Nuttin' about the Law of Evidence?

I exaggerate a bit. But there is more than a grain of truth in what I say -- and this reveals something important about the purpose of the rules governing the making of offers and objections at trial.

What the hard-nosed workings of the rules about objections and offers reveal is that these rules are designed solely for the convenience of the trial court and that the trial court has almost unfettered discretion to decide which party will bear the burden of providing the information that the trial court believes it needs to rule on an offer of evidence or an objection to evidence.

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The dynamic evidence page

It's here: the law of evidence on Spindle Law. See also this post and this post.