essay – 800 words

1) Define and briefly explain the hearsay rule and its components

2) Why is the Sixth Amendment an important part of hearsay analysis?

3) What is the main problem with hearsay, vis-a-vis safeguards at trial, and briefly list the four main reasons that hearsay is frowned upon as listed in your text (the risks associated with hearsay).

4) Does it still make sense to adhere to the hearsay rule, or can modern juries figure this out on their own? Why or why not?