declaration against interest

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declaration against interest

as an exception to the rule against the ADMISSIBILITY of HEARSAY evidence, a declaration by a person who has subsequently died that he knew, when he made it, that it would be against his pecuniary or proprietary interest, may be admitted.
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for declarations against interest to those statements disserving only of
how the Court might regulate declarations against interest that do not
declarations against interest and statements within other hearsay
may include statements implicating [the accused], and under the general theory of declarations against interest they would be admissible as related statements ...
[o]rdinarily the third-party confession is thought of in terms of exculpating the accused, but this is by no means always or necessarily the case: it may include statements implicating him, and under the general theory of declarations against interest they would be admissible as related statements.(166)
Jefferson, Declarations Against Interest: An Exception to the Hearsay Rule, 58 HARV.

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