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Residual Exception to the Hearsay Rule: The Complete Treatment, The
(Creighton University School of Law, 2000)
INTRODUCTION|The hearsay rule excludes from evidence a kind of information that we all use all of the time in our every day lives: second-hand information. The rule expresses a judicial preference for first-hand knowledge. ...
Three Perspectives of the Law: Advice to the Young Lawyer
(Creighton University School of Law, 1998)
INTRODUCTION|In a recent issue, the National Law Journal profiled two judicial opinions as significant. In the first, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a search and seizure case out of the Western District of ...
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Today's Confrontation Clause (After Crawford and Melendez-Diaz)
(Creighton University School of Law, 2010)
INTRODUCTION|In the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Confrontation Clause states that, "[i]n all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right ... to be confronted with the witnesses against ...
Circumstantial Evidence in Nebraska
(Creighton University School of Law, 1986)
INTRODUCTION|There are four lines of Nebraska civil cases judging the value of circumstantial evidence. The oldest is the Blid line, where the court says that circumstantial evidence will not support a verdict in a civil ...
Same-sex marriage, conscientious objection and an ambushed Pope
This article is about the United States Supreme Court decision of Obergefell v. Hodges, and the swing vote provided by Justice Anthony Kennedy. It also addresses the legal issues surrounding the conscientious objection by ...
Presumptions: 350 Years of Confusion and It Has Come to This
(Creighton University School of Law, 1992)
INTRODUCTION|Here is the bottom line on presumptions. They are inextricably confused devices used to move burdens from one party to another and to allow judges to comment on the value of evidence. The burden of production ...