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  • s  tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation
    evidence should only be excluded if its probative value was outweighed by its prejudicial effect

  • Nebraska state law holds that "evidence may be excluded if its probative value is substantially outweighed" by the potential for unfair prejudice.
  • There are no "substantially probative reasons to doubt the integrity of these elections" which I've seen.
  • Judge Ito said the probative value of the "horrible" photos outweighed any prejudicial impact they might have.

  • Alan Jackson in Washington Post
    It sheds a probative light on how he felt about Lana Clarkson. ...... It shows a misogynistic state of mind, how he feels about women,Prosecutor Alan Jackson said.
  • Arlen Specter in International Herald Tribune
    That information is "very probative on whether it is a safe program," Specter said.
  • Louise Charron in
    The sole question before this court concerns the admissibility of Mrs. Couture's out-of-court statements,wrote Justice Louise Charron. "The evidence is excluded, not because it lacks probative value but, rather, on policy grounds based on...

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