evidence, criminal procedure, criminal law, character evidence
Although the adoption of the Federal Rules of Evidence 413-15 may have a positive result, Congress rushed their drafting which has led to several problems and ambiguities in the proposed rules. One of these major ambiguities is the issue of what standard of proof might be applied to decide the admissibility of such other, uncharged sex crimes offered against the accused.
Norman M. Garland,
Some Thoughts on the Sexual Misconduct Amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence,
22 Fordham Urb. L.J. 355
Available at: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ulj/vol22/iss2/5