This article discusses the underlying reasons for establishing rules of evidence, defines two unavoidable conflicts encountered in attempting to effectuate the purposes for adopting such rules, suggests that the Federal Rules of Evidence help resolve these conflicts by adhering to several clearly enunciated rationales, and, finally, indicates how the Rules recognize and accommodate important new scientific and social insights on the admissibility of evidence.
Robert H. Aronson,
The Federal Rules of Evidence: A Model for Improved Evidentiary Decisionmaking in Washington,
54 Wash. L. Rev.
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