Sheri’s Sidebar 6/30/2023 – Edition # 9

1) A party seeking hearsay cannot lay a trap and force a witness to spring it

2) Knapstad: Commonly unknown authorities/ideas; two partial motions

3) The Washington State Supreme Court’s most recent COVID Emergency Order (Oct. 2022) states in jury selection done by two way video, all jurors are not required to see each other

4) Limits to the State’s argument on common scheme and plan. Tip – could be admissible under motive or m.o. but don’t tell the State that if they argue incorrectly!

5) False confession

6) Confession must be INVOLUNTARY if…

7) WA cases about false confessions

8) False confession experts

9) Tips related to possible State arguments to exclude false confession expert testimony