Friday, June 17, 2016

Mississippi Rules of Evidence - Major Change

Yesterday, the Mississippi Supreme Court issued a small order that has major impacts on the Rules of Evidence.  The Court noted that the title "Advisory Committee Note" must be substituted for the title "Comment" for each comment to the Mississippi Rules of Evidence. The Advisory Committee Notes represent commentary from the Advisory Committee and are neither the "Official Comments of the  
Court" nor "authoritative guides" for interpreting the Mississippi Rules of Evidence.   The link is below.  My reading of this is that the previous "comments" have no bearing on how to interpret the rules and cannot be used as authority.       

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