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April 2017 , Page 57 

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Getting Scholarship Into Court Project

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Editor’s Note: The “Getting Scholarship Into Court Project” brings helpful law review articles and other writings to the attention of criminal defense attorneys. The project’s purpose is to identify scholarship that will be especially useful to courts and practitioners. Summarized on this page are articles the project’s advisory board recommends that practicing lawyers take the time to read.

Edward J. Imwinkelried
Should Rape Shield Laws Bar Proof that the Alleged Victim Has Made Similar, Untruthful Rape Accusations in the Past?: Fair Symmetry with the Rape Sword Laws

47 Pacific L.J. 709 (2016)
http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract_id=2731343 

A number of special evidentiary doctrines come into play in sexual assault prosecutions. While rape shield statutes bar the admission of otherwise relevant defense evidence, rape sword laws such as Federal Rule of Evidence 413 carve out exceptions to the character evidence prohibition and permit the prosecution to introduce otherwise inadmi

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