Monthly Archives: June 2010

PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT (10-14)

PROBLEM: WITH EACH NEW GENERATION OF PROSECUTORS MANY OF THE SAME PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT MISTAKES ARE REPEATED. ENCLOSED ARE TWO JUDICIAL RESOURCES TO ASSIST THE COURT IN ADDRESSING THIS ONGOING CONCERN?

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Battered Woman Syndrome (10-13)

QUESTION: During A Criminal Sexual Conduct (Rape) Jury Trial Involving A Battered Woman Relationship, The Prosecution Attempts To Introduce Evidence Of The “Battered Woman Syndrome” To Explain:

1. Why Some Victims Fail To Timely Report Crimes;

2. Why Some Victims Often Recant Testimony;

3. Why Some Victims Refuse To Leave Abusive Relationships,

What Is The “Battered Woman Syndrome” And What 4 Step Analysis Should The District Court Follow When Ruling On Admissibility?

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Residual Hearsay Exception Rule, Minn. R. Evid. 807 (10-12)

QUESTION: THE MORNING OF TRIAL YOU ARE ASKED TO RULE ON THE ADMISSIBILITY OF A HEARSAY STATEMENT UNDER THE RESIDUAL EXCEPTION TO THE HEARSAY RULE (Minn. R. Evid. 807). WHAT IS THE RESIDUAL HEARSAY EXCEPTION RULE AND WHAT 6 STEP ANALYSES MUST YOU FOLLOW TO PROPERLY RULE?

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