Thursday, October 29, 2009

You Say, We Say, We All Say, Hearsay!

Question: Whether prior statements made by an alleged murder victim and another, separate missing victim to family and friends in letters can be admitted over hearsay and Confrontation clause objections, when they are to be used against the alleged perpetrator of both crimes?

Brief Answer: According to the Illinois General Assembly, possibly yes.

My Gut Answer: Probably not...

What do you think, Honorable BbL Community? Do you think these statements should be admitted? Assuming they are, do you think the law admitting them will survive appellate, State Supreme Court, or U.S. Supreme Court review?


  1. why not? they are written statements!

  2. And written statements can be hearsay too.


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