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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50

University of New Zealand. — Law of Evidence

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University of New Zealand.

Law of Evidence.

(Only eight questions to be answered.)

1.Can priests be compelled to disclose confessions made to them professionally? Give reasons for your answer.
2.What is meant by secondary evidence, and when may it be given? How would you prove the judgment of a colonial court in England?
3.Define and fully illustrate "estoppel en pais."
4.In what cases may evidence of character be offered? and when and how may the credit of a witness be impeached?
5.Classify the facts of which courts will take judicial notice.
6.What is the consequence of the improper admission or rejection of evidence in civil and criminal cases respectively?page 2
7."Res inter alios acta alteri nocere non debet." Explain this maxim with reference to the Law of Evidence.
8.What is the force of a subpoena duces tecum? and what excuses for non-compliance will be sufficient?
9.How do the Stamp Acts affect the admissibility in evidence of documents? What documents do or do not require a stamp?
10."Where a deed is thirty years old it proves itself." Explain this statement, making the necessary qualifications.