Flashcards in Relevance Deck (3)
Evidence is relevant if it . . .
Has any tendency to make a material fact more probable or less probable than it would be without the evidence
How does PA's discretionary/policy-based relevance vary from the federal standard? Explain both
FRE 403 says that evidence may be excluded if unfair prejudice other other negative factors SUBSTANTIALLY OUTWEIGH the probative value
PA RE 403 says the evidence may be excluded if its negative qualities MERELY OUTWEIGH its probative value.
In conclusion, PA is less biased in favor of admitting evidence despite its negative qualities.