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MINNESOTA COURT RULES

EVIDENCE

Minnesota Rules of Evidence

Effective July 1, 1977
With amendments received through August 1, 2006

TABLE OF HEADNOTES

ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Rule
101Scope
102Purpose and Construction
103Rulings on Evidence
104Preliminary Questions
105Limited Admissibility
106Remainder of or Related Writings or Recorded Statements

ARTICLE 2. JUDICIAL NOTICE

201Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts

ARTICLE 3. PRESUMPTIONS IN CIVIL ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS

301Presumptions in General in Civil Actions and Proceedings

ARTICLE 4. RELEVANCY AND ITS LIMITS

401Definition of "Relevant Evidence"
402Relevant Evidence Generally Admissible; Irrelevant Evidence Inadmissible
403Exclusion of Relevant Evidence on Grounds of Prejudice, Confusion, or Waste of Time
404Character Evidence Not Admissible to Prove Conduct; Exceptions; Other Crimes
405Methods of Proving Character
406Habit; Routine Practice
407Subsequent Remedial Measures
408Compromise and Offers to Compromise
409Payment of Medical and Similar Expenses
410Offer to Plead Guilty; Nolo Contendere, Withdrawn Plea of Guilty
411Liability Insurance
412Past Conduct of Victim of Certain Sex Offenses

ARTICLE 5. PRIVILEGES

501General Rule

ARTICLE 6. WITNESSES

601Competency
602Lack of Personal Knowledge
603Oath or Affirmation
604Interpreters
605Competency of Judge as Witness
606Competency of Juror as Witness
607Who May Impeach
608Evidence of Character and Conduct of Witness
609Impeachment by Evidence of Conviction of Crime
610Religious Beliefs or Opinions
611Mode and Order of Interrogation and Presentation
612Writing Used to Refresh Memory
613Prior Statements of Witnesses
614Calling and Interrogating Witnesses
615Exclusion of Witnesses
616Bias of Witness
617Conversation with Deceased or Insane Person

ARTICLE 7. OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY

701Opinion Testimony by Lay Witness
702Testimony by Experts
703Bases of Opinion Testimony by Experts
704Opinion on Ultimate Issue
705Disclosure of Facts or Data Underlying Expert Opinion
706Court Appointed Experts

ARTICLE 8. HEARSAY

801Definitions
802Hearsay Rule
803Hearsay Exceptions; Availability of Declarant Immaterial
804Hearsay Exceptions; Declarant Unavailable
805Hearsay Within Hearsay
806Attacking and Supporting Credibility of Declarant
807Residual Exception

ARTICLE 9. AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTIFICATION

901Requirement of Authentication or Identification
902Self-Authentication
903Subscribing Witness' Testimony Unnecessary

ARTICLE 10. CONTENTS OF WRITINGS, RECORDINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS

1001Definitions
1002Requirement of Original
1003Admissibility of Duplicates
1004Admissibility of Other Evidence of Contents
1005Public Records
1006Summaries
1007Testimony or Written Admission of Party
1008Functions of Court and Jury

ARTICLE 11. MISCELLANEOUS RULES

1101Rules Applicable

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