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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.


If evidence involves some other ___, _____, or ____, it could be too remote.

Time, Person, or Event