(a) Showingor Disclosing the Statement During Examination. When examining a witness about thewitnessís prior statement, a party need not show it or disclose its contents tothe witness. But the party must, on request, show it or disclose its contentsto an adverse partyís attorney.
(b) ExtrinsicEvidence of a Prior Inconsistent Statement. Extrinsic evidence of a witnessís prior inconsistentstatement is admissible only if the witness is given an opportunity to explainor deny the statement and an adverse party is given an opportunity to examinethe witness about it, or if justice so requires. This subdivision (b) does notapply to an opposing partyís statement under Rule 801(d)(2).
2011 Advisory Committee Note. Ė The language of this rule has beenamended as part of the restyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easilyunderstood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules.These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to changeany result in any ruling on evidence admissibility. This rule is the federalrule, verbatim.
This rule isthe federal rule, verbatim. Subsection (a) abandons the position in QueensCase, 129 English Reports 976 (1820), requiring that the cross-examiner, priorto examining a witness about his written statement, must first show thestatement to the witness and is comparable to the substance of Rule 22(a), UtahRules of Evidence (1971). The substance of Subsection (b) was formerly in Rule22(b), Utah Rules of Evidence (1971).