RULES OF EVIDENCE
FOR THE TRIAL DIVISION OF THE
KOSRAE SUPREME COURT


Table Of Contents

I.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
Rule 101   Scope
Rule 102   Purpose and Construction
Rule 103   Ruling on Evidence
Rule 104   Preliminary Questions
Rule 105   Limited Admissibility
Rule 106   Remainder of or Related Writings or Recorded Statements

II.  JUDICIAL NOTICE
Rule 201   Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts

III.  PRESUMPTIONS IN CIVIL ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS
Rule 301   Presumptions in General in Civil Action and Proceedings
Rule 302   Applicability of State Law in Civil Actions and Proceedings

IV.  RELEVANCY AND ITS LIMITS
Rule 401   Definition of "Relevant Evidence"
Rule 402   Relevant Evidence Generally Admissible; Irrelevant Evidence  Inadmissible
Rule 403   Exclusion of Relevant Evidence on Grounds of Prejudice, Confusion, or Waste of Time
Rule 404   Character Evidence not Admissible to Prove Conduct: Exceptions: Other Crimes
Rule 405   Methods of Proving Character
Rule 406   Habit; Routine Practice
Rule 407   Subsequent Remedial Measures
Rule 408   Compromise and Offers to Compromise
Rule 409   Payment of Medical and Similar Expenses
Rule 410   Inadmissibility of Pleas, Plea Discussions, and Related Statements
Rule 411   Liability Insurance
Rule 412   Rape Cases, Relevance of Victim's Past Behavior

V.  PRIVILEGES
Rule 501   General Rule

VI.  WITNESSES
Rule 601   General Rule of Competency
Rule 602   Lack of Personal Knowledge
Rule 603   Oath or Affirmation
Rule 604   Interpreters
Rule 605   Competency of Judge As Witness
Rule 606   Competency of Juror As Witness
Rule 607   Who May Impeach
Rule 608   Evidence of character and Conduct of Witness
Rule 609   Impeachment By Evidence of Conviction of Crime
Rule 610   Religious Beliefs or Opinions
Rule 611   Mode and Order of Interrogation and Presentation
Rule 612   Writing Used to Refresh Memory
Rule 613   Prior Statements of Witnesses
Rule 614   Calling and Interrogation of Witnesses By Court
Rule 615   Exclusion of Witness

VII.  OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY
Rule 701   Opinion Testimony By Lay Witnesses
Rule 702   Testimony By Expert
Rule 703   Bases of Opinion Testimony By Experts
Rule 704   Opinion on Ultimate Issue
Rule 705   Disclosure of Facts or Date Underlying Expert Opinion
Rule 706   Court Appointed Experts

VIII.  HEARSAY
Rule 801   Definitions
Rule 802   Hearsay Rule
Rule 803   Hearsay Exceptions; Availability of Declarant Immaterial
Rule 804   Hearsay Exceptions; Declarant Unavailable;
Rule 805   Hearsay Within Hearsay
Rule 806   Attacking and Supporting Credibility of Declarant

IX.  AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTIFICATION
Rule 901   Requirement of Authentication or Identifications
Rule 902   Self-Authentication
Rule 903   Subscribing Witness' Testimony Unnecessary

X.  CONTENTS OF WRITINGS, RECORDINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Rule 1001   Definitions
Rule 1002   Requirement of Original
Rule 1003   Admissibility of Duplicates
Rule 1004   Admissibility of Other Evidence of Contents
Rule 1005   Public Records
Rule 1006   Summaries
Rule 1007   Testimony or Written Admission of Party

XI.  MISCELLANEOUS RULES
Rule 1101   Applicability of Rules
Rule 1102   Amendments
Rule 1103   Title
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