hearsay

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At 11:54 a.m. on February 1, 2001, a 911 operator in Kent, Washington, picked up a call only to hear a dial tone — the party on the other end had hung up before speaking. Brief for Respondent at 1, State v. Davis, 154 Wash.2d 291, 295...

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On the evening of February 26, 2003, Officers Jason Mooney and Rod Richard of the Peru Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance call at the home of Amy and Hershel Hammon. Hammon v. State, 829 N.E.2d 444, 446 (Ind. 2005). After noticing...

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Definition

Hearsay is an out-of-court statement offered to prove the truth of whatever it asserts.

Overview

Hearsay evidence is often inadmissible at trial. However, many exclusions and exceptions exist.

For something to be hearsay, it...

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A Louisiana state court convicted Petitioner Juan Smith of participating in the 1995 shooting murder of five people, and sentenced Smith to life in prison without parole. See Brief for Petitioner, Juan Smith at 2; Brief for Respondent, Burl Cain,...

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Autumn, a six year old girl, lived with her mother, Laura, and step-father, Marvin Bockting, in a one room motel room in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bockting v. Bayer, 399 F.3d 1010, 1013 (2005). One evening Autumn awoke upset. Although there were various...