Archive for June, 2010

Convicted Felons Can Be Impeached with Fact of Conviction, Even After Restoration of Civil Rights

Under Virginia statute, an ex-felon is competent to testify as a witness, but his credibility can be impeached on cross-examination with the fact of his conviction. Virginia’s statute differs from the Federal Rules of Evidence in this regard, because there is no time limitation on when a felony can be used to impeach a witness’s credibility.

 

Important Evolution in eDiscovery Case Law

What is offered here are highlights of some of Judge Scheindlin’s comments in this decision. This is neither offered as a complete analysis of the opinion, nor is it postured to be a legal analysis of the opinion with respect to the rules of discovery or other case law.