Evidence Code

ORS 40.560
Rule 1003. Admissibility of duplicates

A duplicate is admissible to the same extent as an original unless:


A genuine question is raised as to the authenticity of the original; or


In the circumstances it would be unfair to admit the duplicate in lieu of the original. [1981 c.892 §73]

(Rule 1003)

See also annotations under ORS 41.640 and 41.720 in permanent edition.

Notes of Decisions

Where only part of item is duplicated, "original" means part of item duplicated rather than entire item. State v. Nelsen, 219 Or App 443, 183 P3d 219 (2008), Sup Ct review denied

Law Review Citations

19 WLR 440 (1983)

§§ 40.550 to 40.585

Notes of Decisions

Where testimony by appellant and appellant's son clearly and convincingly establishes that appellant had been involuntarily committed twice in past three years, original commitment order is not required by "best evidence rule." State v. Brungard, 101 Or App 67, 789 P2d 683 (1990), as modified by 102 Or App 509, 789 P2d 683 (1990)

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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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Evidence Code

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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