Tag Archives: evidence

Testimony on prior stabbing inadmissible in manslaughter trial

The introduction of evidence in a manslaughter trial that the defendant once stabbed a man in the thigh as evidence of her general anger towards men was improper and extremely prejudicial, New York’s highest court has ruled in reversing her ...

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Benchmarks: Court rules fMRI lie detection results inadmissible

In a case of first impression for any jurisdiction in the country, the 6th Circuit ruled Friday that a criminal defendant could not introduce results from a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) lie detection test to prove the veracity of ...

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Trial strategy: Should you let jurors handle the evidence?

A recent study by the University of Notre Dame suggests that humans learn and retain information differently if their sense of touch is engaged. Trial consultant Douglas Keene said this means that the value of touching a piece of evidence ...

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The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed as improvidently granted a case raising the issue of when erroneously admitting hearsay evidence is harmless error. See previously “Supreme Court considers harmless error standard” U.S. Supreme Court. Vasquez v. U.S., No. 11-199. April ...

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