Hearsay within hearsay

Here is a post from Prof. Colin Miller reminding us that hearsay within hearsay is still a potential objection to the contents of business records sought to be admitted under a Mil. R. Evid. 803 exception.

Prof. Colin Miller, Layering Effect: Ninth Circuit Finds Public Record With Hearsay Within Hearsay Was Improperly Admitted, EvidenceProf blog, 28 March 2009.

The recent opinion of the Ninth Circuit in United States v. Marguet-Pilado,  08- 50130 (9th Cir. March 27, 2009), addresses a topic that I just covered in my Evidence class yesterday:  If a business or public record contains statements made by someone outside the business or public agency, you have hearsay within hearsay, and each level of hearsay must be admissible under some applicable exception.
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