Evidence – Rules of Evidence in Disbarment, Habeas Corpus, and Grand Jury Proceedings

It is the purpose of this comment to examine three common-law proceedings in which rules of evidence are generally not governed by statute, to determine whether the liberalism expressed in administrative hearings has extended to non-statutory areas. Specifically, to what extent have the exclusionary rules of evidence, which rest on the theory of preventing the jury from being misled (the “jury theory”), been abandoned in disbarment, habeas corpus, and grand jury proceedings?