CRJ335 Colorado State Hearsay Rule United States v Hernandez Essay

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.

  1. Summarize the hearsay rule and the trial.
  2. Describe the final outcome of the appeal by Hernandez.
  3. Explain how and why the hearsay rule played such a critical part in this case.
  4. Describe your thoughts about the Supreme Court decision, based on the fact that the information from U.S. Customs was factual.
  5. If sitting as a U.S. Supreme Court judge, would you have come to the same conclusion? Why or why not?

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