The rules that govern admissibility at trial of a prior consistent statement have developed piecemeal over the past several centuries. At present, these rules are in disarray, with confusion over their construction and application plaguing courts at all levels. This Article examines the concepts that govern this exceedingly complex area, with a view to developing a systematic framework within which to determine the admissibility of prior consistent statements.
Michael H. Graham,
Prior Consistent Statements: Rule 801(d)(1)(B) of the Federal Rules of Evidence, Critique and Proposal,
30 Hastings L.J. 575
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