In Beech Aircraft Corp. v. Rainey, the United States Supreme Court held that opinions and conclusions in evaluative reports are within the scope of the federal public records hearsay exception if trustworthy. Washington's public records hearsay exception excludes opinions and conclusions in evaluative reports. This Note analyzes the trustworthiness requirement under the federal rule and proposes that Washington adopt the federal rule.
Admitting Opinions and Conclusions in Evaluative Reports: The Trustworthiness Inquiry—Beech Aircraft Corp. v. Rainey, 109 S. Ct. 439 (1988),
64 Wash. L. Rev.
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