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In the decade following the adoption of Georgia’s new evidence code, courts throughout the state have analyzed and ruled upon complex issues involving the interpretation of the new rules, along with how to reconcile the new rules with the vast body of existing precedent. This Article discusses continuing interpretations of Georgia’s evidence rules in Title 24 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.), for the period of June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023, specifically delving into: (1) the admissibility of layperson opinion evidence; (2) the admissibilityof “other acts” evidence; and (3) judicial interpretations of “unfairprejudice” in relation to excluding evidence.

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