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The Massachusetts Legislature Should Update the Law on Evidentiary Privilege—to Protect Families

In addition to the many other changes contained in the criminal justice bills that have recently passed the Massachusetts House and Senate, criminal justice reform in the Commonwealth could include one additional significant change in the laws of evidence. The … Continue reading

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Opinion on evidentiary record in federal habeas

The case is Cullen v. Pinholster. Here is the syllabus: A California jury convicted respondent Pinholster on two counts of first-degree murder. At the penalty phase before the same jury, the prosecution produced eight witnesses, who testified about Pinholster's history… … Continue reading

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Evidentiary standards in administrative hearings

Evidentiary standards in administrative hearings are usually more permissive than in judicial proceedings. Further, they may vary from context to context depending on establishing statutes and Administrative Procedure Acts. An example from Harvey Randall's New York Public Personnel Law blog,… … Continue reading

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Whirlpool generates more evidentiary rulings

If I were better at this I'm sure I could work up a Scylla and Charybdis joke. LG Electronics v. Whirlpool Corp., 2010 WL 3613814 (N.D. Ill.) And the hits just keep on coming! This one's about LG's motion to … Continue reading

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