Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School

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Boulder, CO 80309

United States

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§ 5:34 Waiver of Privilege — Inadvertent or Involuntary Disclosure

 Federal Evidence § 5:34 (4th ed., 2013) , GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-23, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-23
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 12 Jun 2014
Christopher B. Mueller and Laird C. Kirkpatrick
University of Colorado Law School and George Washington University - Law School
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federal rules of evidence, Rule 502, waivers, limitations, attorney-client privilege, forensic laboratory reports

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Taking a Second Look at MDL Product Liability Settlements: Somebody Needs to Do it

65 U. Kan. L. Rev. 531 (2017), U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-3
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 13 May 2016 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2018
Christopher B. Mueller
University of Colorado Law School
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Class Action, Multidistrict Litigation, Mass Tort, Product Liability, Global Settlement, Quasi-Class Action, Collateral Challenge

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§ 8:91 Admissibility of Forensic Laboratory Reports — The Williams Case

Federal Evidence § 8:91 (4th ed. , 2013) , GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-24, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-24
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Jun 2014
Christopher B. Mueller and Laird C. Kirkpatrick
University of Colorado Law School and George Washington University - Law School
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federal rules of evidence, Rule 502, waivers, limitations, attorney-client privilege, forensic laboratory reports

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‘Make Him an Offer He Can't Refuse’ – Mezzanatto Waivers as Lynchpin of Prosecutorial Overreach

82 U. Mo. L. Rev. 1023 (2017), U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-8
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 29 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2018
Christopher B. Mueller
University of Colorado Law School
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Plea Bargaining, Waivers, Mezzanatto, Rules of Evidence, Impeachment, Overcharging, Overincarceration, Overcriminalization, Prosecutors, Exclusionary Principles

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§ 5:33 Waiver of Privilege — Voluntary Disclosure or Failure to Claim

Federal Evidence § 5:33 (4th ed., 2013), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-22, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-22
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 Jun 2014
Christopher B. Mueller and Laird C. Kirkpatrick
University of Colorado Law School and George Washington University - Law School
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federal rules of evidence, Rule 502, waivers, limitations, attorney-client privilege, forensic laboratory reports

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Prior Consistent Statements: The Dangers of Misinterpreting Recently Amended Fre 801(D)(1)(B)*

24 Trial Evidence 12 2016, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2016-40, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-40
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 10 Sep 2016
Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Christopher B. Mueller
George Washington University - Law School and University of Colorado Law School
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§7.7 Reliability Standard (Daubert, Frye)

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §7.7 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-71, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-71
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Nov 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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Daubert, Frye, Kumho, scientific evidence, expert testimony, FRE 702, Federal Rule of Evidence 702, admission of scientific evidence

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§ 5:10 Potential Constitutional Limitations on Claims of Privilege — The Constitutional Right to Produce Evidence

Federal Evidence § 5:10 (4th ed., 2013), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-21, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-21
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Jun 2014
Christopher B. Mueller and Laird C. Kirkpatrick
University of Colorado Law School and George Washington University - Law School
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federal rules of evidence, Rule 502, waivers, limitations, attorney-client privilege, forensic laboratory reports

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§5.22 Crime-Fraud Exception

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.22 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-63, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-63
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 Nov 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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crime-fraud exception, exceptions to attorney-client privilege, crimes by client, frauds by client

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§ 5:35 Fed. R. Evid. 502--Limitations on Waiver of Privilege and Work Product Immunity

 Federal Evidence § 5:35 (4th ed. , 2013) , GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-25, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-25
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Jun 2014
Christopher B. Mueller and Laird C. Kirkpatrick
University of Colorado Law School and George Washington University - Law School
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federal rules of evidence, Rule 502, waivers, limitations, attorney-client privilege, forensic laboratory reports

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§5.35 Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.35 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-68, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-68
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Nov 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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psychotherapist-patient privilege, psychologist privilege, psychiatrist privilege, social worker privilege, marital counseling privilege, Jaffee v. Redmond, child abuse reporting laws

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§5.19 Client Identity; Fee Arrangements

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.19 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-62, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-62
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 02 Nov 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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: identity of client, attorney-client privilege, fee arrangements, privilege for client identity

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§3.13 'Presumptions' in Criminal Cases

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §3.13 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018) , GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-53, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-53
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 30 Oct 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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presumptions, criminal presumptions, Sandstrom, shifting burdens, mandatory presumptions

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§4.35 Evidence of Similar Offenses in Sexual Assault and Child Molestation Cases

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §4.35 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-60, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-60
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 Oct 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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FRE 413, Federal Rule of Evidence 413, prior sexual offenses, character evidence

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§6.11 Juror Testimony and Affidavits Barred

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §6.11 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-69, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-69
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 02 Nov 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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: Tanner v. United States, Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado, FRE 606(b), Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b), impeachment of jury verdicts, juror testimony to impeach verdicts

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§5.31 Spousal Testimonial Privilege

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.31 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-66, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-66
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Nov 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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spousal privileges, marital privileges, spousal testimonial privilege, sham marriages, testimony by spouse

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§6.31 Excluding Felonies for Unfair Prejudice

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §6.31 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-70, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-70
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 02 Nov 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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: FRE 609, FRE 403, impeachment, prior crime impeachment, impeachment for felonies, unfair prejudice, balancing test. Gordon factors

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§5.28 Waiver by Voluntary Disclosure

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.28 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-64, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-64
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 02 Nov 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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waiver of attorney-client privilege, FRE 502, nonwaiver agreements, nondisclosure agreements, scope of waiver, selective waiver, writings used to refresh memory, privileged disclosure

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§3.14 Inferences in Criminal Cases

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §3.14 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-54, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-54
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 30 Oct 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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inferences, criminal inferences, County Court of Ulster, inferences in criminal cases, presumptions in criminal cases, FRE 301

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§ 8:91 Public Records — Forensic Laboratory Reports

Christopher B. Mueller & Laird C. Kirkpatrick, 4 Federal Evidence Sec. 8:91 (4th ed. 2013). , GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2019-42, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-42
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 01 Aug 2019
Christopher B. Mueller and Laird C. Kirkpatrick
University of Colorado Law School and George Washington University - Law School
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forensic reports, laboratory reports, public reports, confrontation, right of confrontation, Confrontation Clause, Sixth Amendment, Melendez-Diaz, Bullcoming, Williams v. Illinois, Stuart v. Alabama, requirement of producing analyst, testimonial hearsay, Scalia, Federal Rule of Evidence 803(8)

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§8.84 “Testimonial” Hearsay —Reach and Limits of the Crawford Doctrine

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §8.84 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-72, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-72
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 Nov 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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Crawford, Davis, testimonial hearsay, confrontation clause, right of confrontation,

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§5.29 Inadvertent Disclosure

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.29 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-65, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-65
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Nov 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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FRE 502, Federal Rule of Evidence 502, waiver, privilege waiver, inadvertent disclosure, stolen or intercepted communications, scope of waiver, authority to waive privilege

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§4.23 Subsequent Remedial Measures Generally Excluded

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §4.23 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-57, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-57
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 Oct 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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subsequent remedial measures, FRE 407, Federal Rule of Evidence 407, subsequent repair

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§4.10 Unfair Prejudice, Confusion, Delay, Collateral

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §4.10 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-55, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-55
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Oct 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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FRE 403, Federal Rule of Evidence 403, exclusion of evidence, unfair prejudice, cumulative evidence, misleading evidence, collateral evidence

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§1.7 Evidence Errors—Harmless

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §1.07 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018) , GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-51, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-51
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 30 Oct 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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Harmless error, evidentiary error, reversible error, prejudicial error, FRE 103, Federal Rule of Evidence 103, appeal of evidentiary error

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§1.5 Offers of Proof

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §1.05 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018) , GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-50, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-50
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 30 Oct 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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Offers of proof, Federal Rule of Evidence 103, FRE 103, making a record, preserving error

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§5.32 Marital Confidences Privilege

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.32 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-67, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-67
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 02 Nov 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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martial confidences, spousal confidences, marital communications, spousal communications, marital privileges, spousal privileges

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§8.85 The Davis “Emergency Exception”

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §8.85 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-73, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-73
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Nov 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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Davis, Crawford, testimonial hearsay, emergency exception, right of confrontation, confrontation clause, Bryant, Clark

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§5.12 Communication

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.12 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-61, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-61
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Nov 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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: attorney-client privilege, privileged communications, communications from lawyer, lawyer’s observations, scope of privileged communications

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§4.25 Civil Settlement Offers Generally Excluded

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §4.25 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-58, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-58
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 30 Oct 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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settlement offers, offers of compromise, settlement discussions, statements made in settlement negotiations, FRE 408, Federal Rule of Evidence 408

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§4.32 Sexual History of Complainant Generally Excluded

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §4.32 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-59, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-59
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 30 Oct 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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FRE 412, Federal Rule of Evidence 412, sexual history, rape victim’s sexual history,

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§4.15 Prior Wrongs to Prove Specific Points

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §4.15 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-56, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-56
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Oct 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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FRE 404(b), Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b), prior bad acts, prior wrongs, reverse FRE 404(b), inextricably intertwined, character evidence

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§3.8 Hard Cases Where Counterproof Is Sufficient But Not Conclusive

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §3.8 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-52, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-52
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 30 Oct 2018
Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick and Liesa Richter
University of Colorado Law School, George Washington University - Law School and University of Oklahoma - College of Law
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presumptions, bursting bubble, shifting burden of persuasion, FRE 301, Federal Rule of Evidence 301