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Hearsay

H L Ho

in A Philosophy of Evidence Law: Justice in the Search for Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228300
eISBN:
9780191711336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228300.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

External evaluation of the hearsay rule focuses on causal links between various empirical assumptions and the capacity of the trial to produce correct outcomes. On an internal analysis, the rule is ... More


A Comparative Perspective: The Dutch Trial Process

Louise Ellison

in The Adversarial Process and the Vulnerable Witness

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299097
eISBN:
9780191685613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299097.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the popular contention that inquisitorial-style criminal proceedings in Great Britain hold inherent advantages for vulnerable and intimidated witnesses. It discusses the ... More


A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Marianne Wesson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One winter night in 1879, at a lonely Kansas campsite near Crooked Creek, a man was shot to death. The dead man's traveling companion identified him as John Wesley Hillmon, a cowboy from Lawrence who ... More


The Parties Ready Their Cases for Trial: 1879–1882

Marianne Wesson

in A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the train of events that took place in the years 1879–1882 as the parties in the John Wesley Hillmon case readied themselves for trial. It first considers the affidavit made by ... More


The Supreme Court Hears a Case of “Graveyard Insurance”: 1892

Marianne Wesson

in A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the Supreme Court's hearing of the John Wesley Hillmon case in1892. Four years after the third trial in the Hillmon case, the Supreme Court rendered its decision on the ... More


The Century Turns, and the Hillmon Case Is Concluded: 1900–1903

Marianne Wesson

in A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784563
eISBN:
9780814784570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784563.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses developments following the jury verdict for Sallie Quinn Hillmon in the sixth and last trial of the case of Hillmon v. Mutual Life Insurance Company et al. Within weeks after ... More


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