Military Rule of Evidence 707: A Bright Line Rule Which Needs to be Dimmed
JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S SCHOOL CHARLOTTESVILE VA
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An examination of MRE 707 and the validity of its bright line rule of exclusion for polygraph evidence. A comparative analysis with existing case law and rules of evidence reveals MRE 707 to be statutorily and constitutionally defective. This study will analyze possible theories of admissibility for polygraph evidence so as to highlight the deficiencies inherent in MRE 707 and strengthen the argument for a revocation of the rule.
- Government and Political Science
- Sociology and Law
- Military Forces and Organizations