FRE 404(b) changes effecrtive 1 December 2020

That means the change will likely come to the MRE effective 18 months from now absent action by the Prez.

See MRE 1102.

  • The defense will no longer be required to make a demand for notice—prosecution must disclose regardless of a request!
  • Most importantly, the notice requires more than the standard talismanic incantation and include “the reasoning that supports the purpose[!]” This should reduce some pretrial litigation.
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