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Rule 281. Papers Taken to Jury Room (1984)


The jury may, and on request shall, take with them in their retirement the charges and instructions, general or special, which were given and read to them, and any written evidence, except the depositions of witnesses, but shall not take with them any special charges which have been refused. Where part only of a paper has been read in evidence, the jury shall not take the same with, them, unless the part so read to them is detached from that which was excluded.

Amended by order of Dec. 5, 1983, eff. April 1, 1984: Textual changes.

Prior Amendments Future Amendments
Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941 Dec. 13, 2010 & March 15, 2011, eff. April 1, 2011