Del. R. Evid. 1008

As amended through June 13, 2024
Rule 1008 - Functions of Court and Jury

Ordinarily, the court determines whether the proponent has fulfilled the factual conditions for admitting other evidence of the content of a writing, recording, or photograph under Rule 1004 or 1005. But in a jury trial, the jury determines - in accordance with Rule 104(b) - any issue about whether:

(a) an asserted writing, recording, or photograph ever existed;
(b) another one produced at the trial or hearing is the original; or
(c) other evidence of content accurately reflects the content.

Del. R. Evid. 1008

Amended November 28, 2017, effective 1/1/2018.


This rule tracks F.RE. 1008.

D.R.E. 1008 was amended in 2017 in response to the 2011 restyling of the Federal Rules of Evidence. The amendment is intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to change any result in ruling on evidence admissibility.