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Article VI. Witnesses

Idaho Rules of Evidence Rule 601. General Rule of Competency.

Every person is competent to be a witness except: 


(a)  Incompetency determined by court. Persons whom the court finds to be incapable of receiving just impressions of the facts respecting which they are examined, or of relating them truly. 


(b)  Claim against estate. Parties or assignors of parties to an action or proceeding, or persons in whose behalf an action or proceeding is prosecuted against an executor or administrator, upon a claim or demand against the estate of a deceased person as to any communication or agreement, not in writing, occurring before the death of such deceased person. 


(c)  Other exceptions. As otherwise provided in these rules. 


(Adopted January 8, 1985, effective July 1, 1985.)


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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Joel D. Horton
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice G. Richard Bevan

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez
Judge Molly J. Huskey
Judge Jessica M. Lorello



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