On Hearsay Dragon-Slaying
67 Florida Law Review Forum 269
11 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2017
Date Written: March 14, 2017
This invited essay examines the debate between Prof. Liesa L. Richter and Judge Richard Posner over the future of the evidentiary rule barring hearsay. In discussing the merits of Prof. Richter's and Judge Posner's claims, the essay (1) discusses recent psychology studies evaluating the hearsay rule, and (2) advocates for evidentiary doctrine that is better grounded in empirical science.
Keywords: evidence, hearsay, psychology, empirical studies
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