Beardsley, Jensen and Von Wald
Relevant evidence means evidence having any tendency to make the existence of any fact that is consequence to the determination of the action more or less probable than it would be without the evidence. SDCL 19-12-1 (Rule 401).
Should relevant evidence always be admitted?
Even if evidence is relevant, it should not be admitted if its probative value is "substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice, confusion of the issues, or misleading the jury." SDCL 19-12-3 (Rule 403).
You can imagine that some evidentiary issues are easy to decide, others not. Some are critical, others not.
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