[Ads-l] hearsay

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 15 07:02:59 EST 2017


What matters is that "hearsay" is second-hand.

The claims of the women were first-hand.


 JL

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 8:56 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 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!=
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 8:11 AM, Jonathan Lighter <
> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com=
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > 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.'
> > >
> > > JL
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