On Hearsay Dragon-Slaying

11 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2017

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Justin Sevier

Florida State University - College of Law

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

Suggested Citation

Sevier, Justin, On Hearsay Dragon-Slaying (March 14, 2017). 67 Florida Law Review Forum 269; FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 836. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2933206

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