Rules of Evidence: Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-third Congress, Second Session, on Federal Rules of Evidence, H. R. 5463 ... June 4 and 5, 1974

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1974 - 389 pages
 

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Page 106 - The Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States in its second preliminary draft of proposed amendments to the Rules of Criminal Procedure for the United States District Courts...
Page 184 - Court pursuant to statutory authority, the privilege of a witness, person, government, State, or political subdivision thereof shall be governed by the principles of the common law as they may be interpreted by the courts of the United States in the light of reason and experience.
Page 12 - Congress or by these rules, a presumption imposes on the party against whom it is directed the burden of going forward with evidence to rebut or meet the presumption, but does not shift to such party the burden of proof in the sense of the risk of nonpersuasion, which remains throughout the trial upon the party on whom it was originally cast.
Page 323 - Relevant evidence" means evidence having any tendency to make the existence of any fact that is of consequence to the determination of the action more probable or less probable than it would be without the evidence.
Page 323 - Evidence of a pertinent trait of his character offered by an accused, or by the prosecution to rebut the same; (2) Character of victim.
Page 331 - If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise...
Page 378 - However, in civil actions and proceedings, with respect to an element of a claim or defense as to which State law supplies the rule of decision, the privilege of a witness, person, government, State, or political subdivision thereof shall be determined in accordance with State law.
Page 324 - Evidence of (1) furnishing or offering or promising to furnish, or (2) accepting or offering or promising to accept, a valuable consideration in compromising or attempting to compromise a claim which was disputed as to either validity or amount, is not admissible to prove liability for or invalidity of the claim or its amount.
Page 351 - Public Documents Under Seal. A document bearing a seal purporting to be that of the United States, or of any State, district, Commonwealth, territory, or insular possession thereof, or the Panama Canal Zone, or the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, or of a political subdivision, department, officer, or agency thereof, and a signature purporting to be an attestation or execution.
Page 326 - A client has a privilege to refuse to disclose and to prevent any other person from disclosing...

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