Committee that proposed first FRE.
Comments accompanying the FRE proposals.
Evidence allowed to be considered by the trier-of-fact.
Evidence that may not be presented to the trier-of-fact.
Person who determines the facts in a legal proceeding also known as the factfinder.
The statements of a witness made under oath in court, or in a deposition.
Statement by the court to the jury instructing the jury on the law.
Physical items that are shown to the trier-of-fact.
Something physically material, i.e., something you can touch.
Facts that are agreed to.
Facts the court admits are true without evidence, because they are common knowledge.
Exhibits that illustrate or demonstrate something, but are not the "real" thing.
Evidence in the form of documents.
Brief legal essays that provide the court with facts, law, and argument as to why the legal point being argued should be decided in the favor of the party on whose behalf the memorandum is written.
Evidence that directly proves a point.
Evidence from which inferences can be drawn to prove a point.
A question that does not suggest an answer or put words in the witness's mouth.
A question that suggests an answer.
The process by which parties in a lawsuit obtain information and evidence from others, including their opponents.
contempt of court
A finding by a judge that a person has disobeyed a court order, and is consequently subject to fine and imprisonment.
In court, counsel objects to testimony believed to be inadmissible, and counsel states the basis for the objection.
Evidence tendered or offered.
motions in limine
Motions made before trial on the admissibility or excludability of specific evidence.
Keep out of court.
An instruction given by the judge to the jury to restrict their use of a specific item of evidence.
Reduce or lessen.