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International Commentary on Evidence

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Response: Are Proffers of Inadmissible Evidence Wrongful?

Edward K Cheng
Published Online: 2009-06-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1554-4567.1103

This response explores the moral underpinnings of Professor Imwinkelried's article and asks whether attempts to introduce inadmissible evidence are wrongful as a general matter. It argues that the answer is “no." The current practice and structure of the evidentiary rules is a discretionary one, which not only makes any notion of “clear inadmissibility" difficult to parse, but also means that attempts to introduce technically inadmissible evidence do not necessarily hinder the truth seeking purpose of trial.

Keywords: categorical; discretionary; inadmissible evidence

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Published Online: 2009-06-15

Citation Information: International Commentary on Evidence, Volume 7, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1554-4567, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1554-4567.1103.

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