Federal Rules of Evidence

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This is the standard used by a trial judge to assess whether an expert witness’s scientific testimony is based on scientifically valid reasoning that which can properly be applied to the facts at issue.

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This standard comes from...

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A deposition is a witness's sworn out-of-court testimony. It is used to gather information as part of the discovery process and, in limited circumstances, may be used at trial. The witness being deposed is called the "deponent."

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A dying declaration is a statement made by a declarant, who is unavailable to testify in court (typically because of the declarant's death), who made the statement under a belief of certain or impending death. The statement must also relate...

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The Supreme Court has recognized two types of marital privileges:

Testimonial privilegeCommunications privilege Testimonial Privilege

In criminal cases, one spouse may refuse to testify against his/her defendant spouse as a witness. As...

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Mendelsohn was an employee of Sprint from 1989 to 2002, when she was let go as part of company-wide layoffs. Mendelsohn v Sprint/United Management Company, 433 F.3d 1233, 1225 (10th Cir. 2006). Mendelsohn, who was 51 years old at the time of her...