[Ads-l] hearsay

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 14 20:56:40 EST 2017


If a supposed eyewitness says it under oath in court where it can be cross-examined, it is not hearsay.  I haven't heard any eyewitnesses say anything, much less in court.
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If a supposed eyewitness says it, it may be false or questionable or
unsupportable, but it ain't "hearsay," which must be at least second-hand.

I checked with my lawyer.

JL

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 8:46 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Well, since all most of us know is from second or third -hand news
> reports, they are not wrong in the dictionary and legal senses of the wor=
d,
> even if they did misunderstand it, which isn't clear.  But of course, jus=
t
> because it's hearsay doesn't mean we can't draw our own collusions about
> the veracity of the accusations.
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> These good, Chrishtun people more likely were saying "heresy." <har! har!=
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> On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 8:11 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com=
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> wrote:
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> > In the past several days I've heard two very working-class Roy Moore
> voters
> > on TV saying they disbelieved Moore's accusers because the accusations
> were
> > "hearsay."
> >
> > In the paradigm ex., one said that you could "tell it was hearsay" just
> by
> > looking at them.
> >
> > 'An accusation of wrongdoing unsupported by evidence.'
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> > JL
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