Criminal Practice Developments in Maryland Evidence Law and Confrontation Clause Jurisprudence
16 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2010
Date Written: July 9, 2010
This paper was prepared as a handout for a presentation given on July 9th., 2010 to staff at the Harford County Public Defender’s Office, Bel Air, MD. The specific sections of the paper are: Discovery of Witnesses’ Identities: Protective Orders; Jury Selection; Communications from Jurors; Preservation of the Record: Rules 4-323, 5-103, and 5-702; Judicial Notice: Rule 5-201; Balancing Risk of Unfair Prejudice and Confusion against Probative Value: Rule 5-403; Character Evidence; Fifth Amendment Privilege: Miranda; Competency of Witnesses: Rule 5-601; Impeachment by Prior Convictions: Rule 5-609; Questioning by Court: Rule 5-614; Expert Testimony: Rules 5-702 – 5-706; Hearsay; The Confrontation Clause; Authentication: Rules 5-901 – 5-902.
Keywords: Maryland Rules of Evidence, protective orders, jury selection, discovery of witnesses' identities, communications from jurors, judicial notice, unfair prejudice, probative value, character evidence, constitutional law, Fifth Amendment privilege, Miranda, competency of witnesses, impeachment
JEL Classification: K19, K29, K39, K49
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