Issue: What is the standard of review in the Fifth Circuit tc "Standards of Review " l 2on questions of the admissibility of evidence?
|Area of Law:||Litigation & Procedure|
|Keywords:||Admissibility of evidence; Standard of review|
|Cited Cases:||469 U.S. 45; 704 F.2d 1412|
A district court’s ruling on the admissibility of evidence is reviewed for an abuse of discretion. See United States v. Abel, 469 U.S. 45, 105 S. Ct. 465, 83 L. Ed. 2d 450 (1984). The decision whether to permit particular testimony or hear a particular witness is within the sound discretion of the district court. See Jon‑T Chems., Inc. v. Freeport Chem. Co., 704 F.2d 1412, 1417 (5th Cir. 1983).