Flurry of Decisions in 2012 on 'Other Crimes' Evidence

, New York Law Journal


In his Evidence column, Albany Law School professor Michael J. Hutter writes that while the Court of Appeals' 2012 decisions involving an application of the 'Molineux' rule may be viewed by some as nothing more than ad hoc decision-making which provides no guidance to, or at worst obfuscates a 'Molineux' analysis, when the decisions are read together, a general framework governing the application of 'Molineux' to a proffer of other crimes evidence is suggested.

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