Discuss whether or not the criminal justice system could operate without the existence of privileges to evidence. Within this answer discuss why privileges exist and argue for or against the end for privileges and society’s interest in these rules of evidence. Discuss a minimum of two different privileges within your answer.
Discuss the use of presumptions as evidence to meet the burden of proof in a criminal case as discussed in County Court of Ulster v. Allen, 442 U.S. 140, 1979. Discuss whether or not presumptions should be allowed as evidence to convict someone of a crime as a societal standard.
Discuss the concept of judicial notice. Use at least three case examples of how judicial notice operates and what are the boundaries of what can and cannot be judicially noticed. Include in your answer why judicial notice is needed for effective operation of the court system.
(PLEASE NOTE: This paper will require outside research. Use at least two resources in addition to the text.)
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