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OMG!! What’s so reliable about excited utterance?

The excited utterance exception to the rule against hearsay “rests on no firmer ground than judicial habit, in turn reflecting judicial incuriosity and reluctance to consider ancient dogmas.” — Judge Posner, 7th Cir. According to ancient dogmas, the stress of … Continue reading

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The court interpreter knows the witness? No problem.

One of the many contradictions in the American Way of Life is that although every cabdriver speaks at least 3 languages (though not necessarily English),  the Captains of the Bench tend to be monolingual. A few weeks ago, we watched … Continue reading

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