The Hearsay Rule
Research the hearsay rule and the trial United States v. Hernandez (1985). Write a 2- to 3-page essay responding to each of the following items.
- Summarize the hearsay rule and the trial.
- Describe the final outcome of the appeal by Hernandez.
- Explain how and why the hearsay rule played such a critical part in this case.
- Describe your thoughts about the Supreme Court decision, based on the fact that the information from U.S. Customs was factual.
- If sitting as a U.S. Supreme Court judge, would you have come to the same conclusion? Why or why not?
- Your paper should be 2-3 pages in length (not including the required title and references pages).
- Include discussion and citation of at least two credible sources other than (or in addition to) the course textbook. You can find these sources in the CSU-Global Library. Be sure to take advantage of the Library’s special section for Criminal Justice (Links to an external site.).
- Ensure your document formatting and source citations conform to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.).