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At the defendant’s trial for arson, a witness for the defense is asked whether the defendant has a reputation for honesty and veracity. The prosecution objects.
How should the court rule on the objection?CorrectIncorrect
A plaintiff brought suit against the defendant for injuries the plaintiff said he had suffered when the defendant stepped on his toe in a clam bar. The defendant claimed he had never been to the bar, nor had he stepped on the plaintiff’s toe.
A witness who knew the defendant testified that since the defendant was so religious, his diet was restricted and he did not eat shellfish under any circumstances.
The trial judge should rule this testimony:CorrectIncorrect
A suspect pleaded guilty to armed robbery and told the judge, “I did it because my girlfriend is pregnant and I needed the money.” The suspect was later allowed to withdraw his guilty plea. During his trial, the prosecutor seeks to introduce evidence of the suspect’s plea of guilty and accompanying admission.
The trial judge should rule:CorrectIncorrect
A pedestrian sued a driver for injuries he claimed to have suffered as a result of the driver’s hitting him with his pickup truck while he crossed the street. Two passengers were riding with the driver. A witness was taking his dog on a midnight walk
The witness testified that the driver offered him $10,000 to falsely testify that the accident was due to a pedestrian’s negligence. The trial judge should rule this evidence:CorrectIncorrect
A passenger was killed in an airplane crash. His estate asserted a wrongful death action based on res ipsa loquitur. The passenger’s mother testified, “My son called from the airport and told me he was wearing a yellow shirt.”
The testimony is objectionable primarily because it is:CorrectIncorrect