Accession Number:

ADA456566

Title:

Military Rule of Evidence 707: A Bright Line Rule Which Needs to be Dimmed

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S SCHOOL CHARLOTTESVILE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

102.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE