§6.31 Excluding Felonies for Unfair Prejudice
C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §6.31 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018)
7 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2018
Date Written: 2018
This article addresses the scope of impeachment under 609(a)(1) which allows impeachment of witnesses by prior felony convictions subject to a balancing test. It discusses the different standards of balancing for ordinary witnesses as compared to criminal defendants and the factors that should be considered in such balancing.
Keywords: : FRE 609, FRE 403, impeachment, prior crime impeachment, impeachment for felonies, unfair prejudice, balancing test. Gordon factors
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