Is state court testimony admissible in a federal trial?

Answer Rule 804(b)(1) of the Federal Rules of Evidence permits otherwise hearsay statements made in prior state court testimony in a federal case. This rule requires that the witness be unavailable to tes... Read More »

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Do state federal trial court decisions have to be published?

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, "The [Freedom of Information Act] applies only to federal agencies." Each state is able to make up their own laws regarding the release of court informa... Read More »

Is there a time limit for filing an answer in state court after remand from federal court?

There is a time limit to file an answer in state court, after remand from federal court. Each state specifies this limit within their judicial codes. Arkansas, for instance, allows 20 days in most ... Read More »

How Do I Find My Court Date in Washington State Federal District Court?

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is a database that contains information on cases in the federal district courts. The system holds more than 500 million case files, including those... Read More »

How to Request a Jury Trial in the Justice Court of the State of Texas?

Texas Justice courts are small claims courts that handle civil matters up to $10,000 in value, in addition to handling some property issues such as evictions. Justice courts are governed by the Tex... Read More »