Legal Terms


The following are definitions for the legal terms essential for understanding Nebraska v. Fields. Some are separated into past and current definitions in order to demonstrate how the law has changed and how certain elements of the Fields case would differ if tried today.

Law on Abortion

Bill of Exceptions

Exception

Objection

Relevant Evidence

Hearsay
Further discussion of the Hearsay Rule's history and its role in the Fields case

Res Gestae

Dying Declaration

Character Witness

Expert Witness

Coroner's Inquest

Affidavit


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