double hearsay

A hearsay statement that contains further hearsay statements within it, none of which is admissible unless exceptions to the rule against hearsay can be applied to each level [the double hearsay was the investigation’s report stating that Amy admitted to running the red light].Fed. R. Evid. 805.

— Also termed multiple hearsay; hearsay within hearsay. [Cases: Criminal Law 419(13); Evidence 314–324.]

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