The survey period saw a number of cases raising significant evidentiary issues. Most notable is the continuing evolution of the necessity exception to the rule against hearsay. During the survey period, the Supreme Court added a third prong to the test for the admission of evidence pursuant to the necessity exception, and thus seemingly narrowed the scope of the exception. However, the court also expanded the circumstances that constitute the "unavailability" of a witness. The net effect seems to be an expansion of the necessity exception.
Treadwell, Marc T.
Mercer Law Review: Vol. 51
, Article 14.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.mercer.edu/jour_mlr/vol51/iss1/14