This article examines United States v. Davis, 596 F.3d 852 (D.C. Cir. 2010) to illustrate the kind of protection Federal Rule of Evidence 408 can afford a criminal defendant who seeks to exclude evidence of an offer to settle what appears to be a civil dispute.
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GW Law School Public Law and Legal Theory Paper No. 2011-2; GW Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-2
Research Paper Series, GWU Law, Federal Rule of Evidence 408 and Criminal Cases (2011). 26 Crim. Just. (2011) ; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2011-2; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-2. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2669956