The Rules of Evidence Applicable in Maryland Trial Courts

7 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2010

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Lynn McLain

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Date Written: April 16, 2002

Abstract

This paper was prepared as a handout in conjunction with a presentation at the The Renaissance Institute, College of Notre Dame. The major sections of the paper are as follows: Why Do We Need Rules of Evidence, Anyway?; Respective Roles of the Judge and the Jury; Direct Evidence and Circumstantial Evidence; The Most Basic Rule: The Requirement of Relevance; The "Clean-Up Batter": Rule 5-403; An Example of a Specific Application of These General Principles: Character Evidence and the "Propensity Rule"; Exceptions to the Propensity Rule that are Available Only in Criminal Cases.

Keywords: rules of evidence, judges, juries, trial system, direct evidence, circumstantial evidence, relevance requirement, character evidence, propensity rule, civil law, criminal law

JEL Classification: K19, K29, K39, K49

Suggested Citation

McLain, Lynn, The Rules of Evidence Applicable in Maryland Trial Courts (April 16, 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1639003 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1639003

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