Doing a bit of research on the interweb, I came across this statement by the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office in CT, urging adoption of the tender years’ exception to hearsay. It claims that there are 39 other states in the country that have adopted this exception to hearsay.
How does it play out in your courtrooms? What are the most common examples of when this exception is invoked and how often is the testimony permitted. What are the specific requirements adopted by your various states?