Rule 404(b) - The Most Problematic Issue in Capital Cases

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About

Rule 404(b) is among the most litigated and contentious Rules of Evidence in capital cases. The determination of whether evidence of other acts [usually criminal in nature] will be admitted affects not only the determination of guilt but also the jury's view of what punishment is appropriate. This session will break down the Rule and address its future, particularly in light of the 2017 ruling in Commonwealth v. Hicks that showed a divide in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court about how far-reaching 404(b) proof may be.

Recorded during the 2018 Criminal Law Symposium in June 2018.

Faculty

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Professor Jules M. Epstein Temple University Beasley School of Law
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