This article examines State v. McLaughlin, 14 A.3d 720 (N.J. 2011) to illustrate the importance of the hearsay rule to resolving the admissibility issue of a declarant's statement of an intention to do a future act to prove the acts of another person.
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GW Law School Public Law and Legal Theory Paper No. 2012-153; GW Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-153
Saltzburg, Stephen A., One Person's Statement to Prove Another's Actions (2012). 27 Crim. Just. (2012); GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-153; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-153. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2669931