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EVIDENCE (LAW 543) Fall 2017
HANDOUT # 2
CASES & PROBLEMS:

TOPICS:
Appellate Review

Relevance

Competence

Witness Examination

Authentication

Best Evidence

Impeachment

Professor John Barkai

William S. Richardson School of Law

University of Hawaii at Manoa

(808) 956-6546

barkai@hawaii.edu

http://www2.hawaii.edu/~barkai/L543.html

Cases are reprinted from Westlaw with permission.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
APPELLATE REVIEW OF EVIDENTIARY ISSUES 1
RELEVANCE 3

State v. Jaeger, 973 P.2d 404 (Utah 1999) 3

State v. Arlt, 9 Haw.App. 263, 833 P.2d 902 (1992) 5

State v. Johnson, 3 Haw.App. 472, 653 P.2d 428 (1982) 6

Deleted 7-8

State v. Alston, 75 Haw. 517, 865 P.2d 157, 168 (1994) 9

Evidence Irrelevant Under Rule 401 10

Practice cases:

Look Before You Wheely 12

A Night At The Ace Bar And Grill 13

401 Relevancy Problems 14

U.S. v. Noriega, 117 F.3d 1206 (1997) 15

State v. Klafta, 73 Haw. 109, 831 P.2d 512 (1992) 16

State v. Edwards, 81 Haw. 293, 916 P.2d 703 (1996) 18

Kaeo v. Davis, 68 Haw. 447, 719 P.2d 387 (1986) 19

Evidence Irrelevant Under Rule 403 22

U.S. v. Old Chief, 519 U.S. 172 (1997) 25

Deleted 26

State v. McNeely, 8 P.3d 212 (Or.2000) 27

403 Relevancy Problems 28


COMPETENCE

State v. Kelekolio, 74 Haw. 479, 849 P.2d 58 (1993) 29

State v. Moreno, 68 Haw. 233, 709 P.2d 103 (1985) 31

Rock v. Arkansas, 483 U.S. 44 (1987) 32

Side-by-side Comparison of HRE / FRE 606 33

Tanner v. U.S., 483 U.S. 107 (1987) 35

State v. Furutani, 76 Haw. 172, 873 P.2d 51 (1994) 38

State v. Yamada, 108 Haw. 474, 122 P.3d 254 (2005) 39

State v. Bailey, 126 Haw. 383, 271 P.3d 1142 (2012) 40

Warger v. Shauers, 135 S.Ct. 521 (2014) 41

Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado (2017) 41

Competency Problems 43


WITNESS EXAMINATION

State v. Kassebeer, 118 Haw. 493, 193 P.3d 409 (2008) 44

State v. Marsh, 68 Haw. 659, 728 P.2d 1301 (1986) 45

State v. Rulona, 71 Haw. 127, 785 P.2d 615 (1990) 46

The Jencks Act, 18 U.S.C. ยง 3500: 47

State v. Leong, 51 Haw. 581, 465 P.2d 560 (1970) 47

State v. Elmaleh 7 Haw.App. 488, 782 P.2d 886 (1989) 48

Witness Examination Problems 49


WITNESS EXAMINATION SIMULATION

Direct Examination 50

Cross Examination 52

Some Common Legal Objections 54

Hawaii Liquor Commission v. Jones & Map 55

Hawaii Liquor Commission v. Jones - Evidentiary Problems 57

Foundations and Impeachment Class Material 58
AUTHENTICATION

Deleted 67

Exhibits - Steps In Introducing Exhibits 68

State v. Sequin, 73 Haw. 331, 832 P.2d 269 (1992) 69

State v. Vance, 61 Haw. 291, 602 P.2d 933 (1979) 69

State v. Konohia, 106 Haw. 517, 107 P.3d 1190 (2005) 70

Pioneer Mill Company v. Dow, 90 Haw. 289, 978 P.2d 727 (1999) 71

Bruther v. General electric, 818 F. Supp 1238 (S.D. Ind. 1993) 72

United States v. Casto, 889 F.2d 562 (5th Cir. 1989) 73

United States v. Grant, 967 F.2d 81 (2d Cir. 1992) 73

United States v. Simpson, 152 F.3d 1241 (10th Cir. 1998) 74

Deleted 75-76

Authentication Problems 77
BEST EVIDENCE 79

HRE 1001 - 1008 80

United States v. Duffy, 454 F.2d 809 (5th Cir. 1972) 81

Seiler v. Lucasfilm, 808 F.2d 1316 (1987) 82

State v Espiritu, 117 Haw. 127, 176 P.3d 885 (2008) 84

Best Evidence / Original Writings Problems 88


IMPEACHMENT

HRE Impeachment Overview - JB 90

FRE Impeachment Overview - JB 91

State v. Santiago, 53 Haw. 254, 492 P.2d 657 (1971) H 609 92

U.S. v. Bracken, 969 F.2d 827 (9th Cir. 1992) F 609 94

Luce v. United States, 469 U.S. 38 (1984) F 609 95

Ohler v. United States, 529 U.S. 753 (2000) F 609 95

State v. Schnabel 279 P.3d 1237 127 Haw. 432 (2012) 96

Prior Conviction Problems 97

Impeachment Chart Problems - Rules 609 - JB 98

State v. Torres, 85 Haw. 417, 945 P.2d 849 (1997) R 608(a) 99

State v. Estrada, 69 Haw. 204, 738 P.2d 812 (1987) R 608(b) 101

State v. Balisbisana, 83 Haw. 109, 924 P.2d 1215 (1996) R 609.1 102

Intrinsic & Extrinsic Impeachment Chart: R 608, 609, 609.1, 613 104

Case Notes on impeachment 105

Prior Bad Acts & Bias Impeachment Problems 106

Contradiction & Prior Statements Problems 107

Court Observation Form #1 108




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