Evidence Code

ORS 40.330
Rule 605. Competency of judge as witness


The judge presiding at the trial may not testify in that trial as a witness. No objection need be made in order to preserve the point. [1981 c.892 §48]

(Rule 605)

See also annotations under ORS 44.050 in permanent edition.

Notes of Decisions

Judge who presided at dissolution proceeding between son and daughter-in-law of testator and who observed demeanor of testator when she testified at trial was not precluded from later testifying in will contest challenging mental capacity of testator. Larson v. Naslund, 73 Or App 699, 700 P2d 276 (1985)

§§ 40.310 to 40.335

Notes of Decisions

Where Oregon law not Washington Deadman's Statute governed admissibility of testimony in interpleader action brought by insurance company in District of Oregon, testimony of insured's widow and insurance agent was admissible to determine beneficiary. Equitable Life Assur. Soc. of the U.S. v. McKay, 861 F2d 221 (9th Cir. 1988)

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Notes of Decisions

General rule is that polygraph evidence is inadmissible in proceeding governed by Oregon Evidence Code. State v. Brown, 297 Or 404, 687 P2d 751 (1984)

Party could introduce results of polygraph test taken by spouse for purpose of showing that response of party upon learning polygraph results was reasonable. Fromdahl and Fromdahl, 314 Or 496, 840 P2d 683 (1992)

Where state law completely precludes reliable, materially exculpatory evidence, exclusion of that evidence violates Due Process Clauses of United States Constitution. State v. Cazares-Mendez, 233 Or App 310, 227 P3d 172 (2010), aff'd State v. Cazares-Mendez/Reyes-Sanchez, 350 Or 491, 256 P3d 104 (2011)

Oregon Evidence Code articulates minimum standards of reliability that apply to many types of evidence for admissibility, including eyewitness identification evidence, and parties must employ code to address admissibility of eyewitness testimony. State v. Lawson/James, 352 Or 724, 291 P3d 673 (2012)

Law Review Citations

59 OLR 43 (1980); 19 WLR 343 (1983)

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Annotations are listed under the heading "Under former similar statute" if they predate the adoption of the Evidence Code, which went into effect January 1, 1982.


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