§6.31 Excluding Felonies for Unfair Prejudice

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §6.31 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018)

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-70

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-70

7 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2018

See all articles by Christopher B. Mueller

Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School

Laird C. Kirkpatrick

George Washington University - Law School

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mueller, Christopher B. and Kirkpatrick, Laird C. and Richter, Liesa, §6.31 Excluding Felonies for Unfair Prejudice (2018). C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §6.31 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018); GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-70; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-70. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3277064 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3277064

Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

Laird C. Kirkpatrick (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law ( email )

300 Timberdell Road
Norman, OK 73019
United States

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