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RULE 5-610. RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OR OPINIONS

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 5. Evidence (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 600. Witnesses
MD Rules, Rule 5-610
RULE 5-610. RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OR OPINIONS
Evidence of the beliefs or opinions of a witness on matters of religion is not admissible for the purpose of showing that by reason of their nature the witness's credibility is impaired or enhanced, except that such evidence may be admissible to show interest or bias.
Source: This Rule is derived from F.R.Ev. 610 as it has been interpreted in the Advisory Committee Note to that Rule and by the Federal Courts. Cf. United States v. Hoffman, 806 F.2d 703 (7th Cir.1986), cert. denied, 481 U.S. 1005 (1987); U.S. v. Teicher, 987 F.2d 112 (2nd Cir.1993).

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[Adopted Dec. 15, 1993, eff. July 1, 1994.]
MD Rules, Rule 5-610, MD R REV Rule 5-610
Current with amendments received through November 15, 2020.
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