A judge often reads or hears inadmissible evidence and then rejects it - sometimes it is admitted - and then later on the judge says for various reasons I give it no weight.
The trial judge found that the evidence was inadmissible .
Unfortunately it was dropped only at the last minute with the result that the witness statements contain inadmissible evidence of details of the contractual negotiations.
Traditionally hearsay evidence was inadmissible , subject to certain defined exceptions.
Patently the jury did not receive a careful instruction of that kind, and the situation was aggravated by the citation of the inadmissible evidence.
What he does not say, however, is that only naturalistic hypotheses are allowed in evolutionary debates - creationist arguments are ruled inadmissible before the debate begins.
It follows that, even if the evidence was inadmissible , and the judge's ruling was wrong, this cannot provide a valid ground for appeal in the present case.
In R v. Abbey, the Court held that an expert opinion based on inadmissible hearsay evidence is admissible, provided it is relevant.
In a trial, however, such evidence would be inadmissible hearsay: a victim's out-of-court statements offered to prove their truth.
This court has ruled that that evidence was inadmissible .