FOR THE TRIAL DIVISION OF THE
POHNPEI SUPREME COURT
                                                             
Table Of Contents

ARTICLE I.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
Rule 101.  Scope
Rule 102.  Purpose and Construction
Rule 103.  Ruling on Evidence
      (a)  Questions of Admissibility Generally
          (1)  Objection
          (2)  Offer of Proof
      (b)  Record of Offer and Ruling
      (c)  Vacant
      (d)  Plain Error
Rule 104.  Preliminary Questions
      (a)  Questions of Admissibility Generally
      (b)  Relevancy Conditioned on Fact
      (c)  Vacant
      (d)  Testimony by Accused
      (e)  Weight and Credibility
Rule 105.  Limited Admissibility
Rule 106.  Remainder of or Related Writings or Recorded Statements

ARTICLE II.  JUDICIAL NOTICE
Rule 201.  Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts
      (a)  Scope of Rules
      (b)  Kinds of Facts
      (c)  When Discretionary
      (d)  When Mandatory
      (e)  Opportunity to be Heard
      (f)   Time of Taking Notice
      (g)  Vacant

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

ARTICLE 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
      (a)  Character Evidence Generally
          (1)  Character of Accused
          (2)  Character of Victim
          (3)  Character of Witness
      (b)  Other Crimes, Wrongs, or Acts
Rule 405.  Methods of Proving Character
      (a)  Reputation or Opinion
      (b)  Specific Instance of Conduct
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.  Vacant
 
ARTICLE V.  PRIVILEGES
Rule 501.  General Rule

ARTICLE 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.   Vacant
Rule 607.  Who May Impeach
Rule 608.  Evidence of Character and Conduct of Witness
      (a)  Opinion and Reputation Evidence of Character
      (b)  Time Limit
      (c)  Effect of Pardon, Annulment, or  Certificate of Rehabilitation
      (d)  Juvenile Adjudications
      (e)  Pendency of Appeal
Rule 609.  Impeachment by Evidence of Conviction of Crime
Rule 610.  Religious Beliefs or Opinions
Rule 611.  Mode and Order of Interrogation and Presentation
      (a)  Control by Court
      (b)  Scope of Cross-Examination
      (c)  Leading Questions
Rule 612.  Writing Used to Refresh Memory
      (1)  while testifying
      (2)  before testifying
Rule 613.  Prior Statements of Witnesses
      (a)  Examining Witness Concerning  Prior Statement
      (b)  Extrinsic Evidence of Prior Inconsistent  Statement of Witness
Rule 614.  Calling and Interrogation of Witnesses by Court
      (a)  Calling by Court
      (b)  Interrogation by Court
      (c)  Objections
Rule 615.  Exclusion of Witnesses

ARTICLE VII.  OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY
Rule 701.  Opinion Testimony by Lay Witnesses
Rule 702.  Testimony by Experts
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
      (a)  Appointment
      (b)  Compensation
      (c)  Vacant
      (d)  Parties, Experts of Own Selection

ARTICLE VIII.  HEARSAY
Rule 801.  Definitions
     (a)  Statement
     (b)  Declarant
     (c)  Hearsay
     (d)  Statements which are no Hearsay
          (1)  Prior Statement by Witness
          (2)  Admission by Party-Opponent
Rule 802.  Hearsay Rule
Rule 803.  Hearsay Exceptions; Availability of Declarant Immaterial
     (1)  Present Sense Impression
     (2)  Excited Utterance
     (3)  Then Existing Mental, Emotional or  Physical Condition
     (4)  Statements for Purposes of Medical
     (5)  Recorded Recollection
     (6)  Records of Regularly Conducted Activity
     (7)  Absence of Entry in Records Kept in Accordance wit the Provisions  Of
            Paragraph (6)
     (8)  Public Records and Reports
     (9)  Records of Vital Statistics
     (10)  Absence of Public Record or Entry
     (11)  Records of Religious Organizations
     (12)  Marriage, Baptismal, and Similar  Certificates
     (13)  Family Records
     (14)  Records of Documents Affecting an Interest in Property
     (15)  Statements in Documents Affecting an I nterest in Property
     (16)  Statements in Ancient Documents
     (17)  Market Reports, Commercial Publications
     (18)  Learned Treatises
     (19)  Reputation Concerning Personal or Family History
     (20)  Reputation Concerning Boundaries or General History
     (21)  Reputation as to Character
     (22)  Judgement of Previous Conviction
     (23)  Judgement as to Personal, Family, or  General History or Boundaries
     (24)  Hearsay Exceptions; Declarant Unavailable
          (a)  Definition of Unavailability
          (b)  Hearsay Exceptions
               (1)  Former Testimony
               (2)  Statement Under Belief of  Impending Death
               (3)  Statement Against Interest
               (4)  Statement of Personal or Family History
               (5)  Statement of Recent Perception
               (6)  Other Exceptions                   
Rule 805.  Hearsay Within Hearsay
Rule 806.  Attacking and Supporting Credibility of Declarant

ARTICLE IX.  AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTIFICATION
Rule 901.  Requirement of Authentication or Identification
     (a)  General Provisions
     (b)  Illustrations
          (1)  Testimony of Witness with Knowledge
          (2)  Non-expert Opinion on Hand Writing
          (3)  Comparison by Trier or Expert Witness
          (4)  Distinctive Characteristics and the Like
          (5)  Voice Identification
          (6)  Telephone Conversation
          (7)  Public Records or Reports
          (8)  Ancient Documents or Data Compilation
          (9)  Process or System
          (10)  Methods Provided by Statute or Rule
Rule 902.  Self-authentication
      (1)  Domestic Public Documents Under Seal
      (2)  Domestic Public Document Not Under Seal
      (3)  Foreign Public Documents
      (4)  Certified Copies of Public Records
      (5)  Official Publications
      (6)  Newspaper and Periodicals
      (7)  Trade Inscriptions and the Like
      (8)  Acknowledged Documents
      (9)  Commercial Paper and Related Documents
      (10)  Presumptions Under State Statute
Rule 903.  Subscribing Witness' Testimony Unnecessary

ARTICLE X.  CONTENTS OF WRITINGS, RECORDINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Rule 1001.  Definitions
      (1)  Writings and Recordings
      (2)  Photographs
      (3)  Original
      (4)  Duplicate
Rule 1002.  Requirement of Original
Rule 1003.  Admissibility of Duplicates
Rule 1004.  Admissibility of Other Evidence of Contents
      (1)  Original Lost or Destroyed
      (2)  Original not Obtainable
      (3)  Original in Possession of Opponent
      (4)  Collateral Matters
Rule 1005.  Public Records
Rule 1006.  Summaries
Rule 1007.  Testimony or Written Admission of Party

ARTICLE XI.  MISCELLANEOUS RULES
Rule 1101.  Applicability of Rules
      (a)  Court
      (b)  Proceedings Generally
      (c)  Rules of Privilege
      (d)  Rules Inapplicable
          (1)  Preliminary Questions of Fact
          (2)  Vacant
          (3)  Miscellaneous Proceedings
Rule 1102.  Amendments
(a)  Vacant
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