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1.4 What Is Not Evidence

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The following things are not evidence, and you must not consider them as evidence in deciding the facts of this case:

(1) statements and arguments of the attorneys;

(2) questions and objections of the attorneys;

(3) testimony that I instruct you to disregard; and

(4) anything you may see or hear when the court is not in session even if what you see or hear is done or said by one of the parties or by one of the witnesses.


The duty to make objections and the effect of rulings on objections are the subject of a separate instruction. See Instruction 1.6 (Ruling on Objections). See also Instruction 3.7 (What Is Not Evidence) and the Comment to that instruction.