The text of the four amendments transmitted originally by the U.S. Judicial Conference to the U.S. Supreme Court and in April 2006 to Congress, concerning FRE 404(a) (Character Evidence Generally), FRE 408 (Compromise and Offers to Compromise), FRE 606(b) (Competency of Juror as Witness: Inquiry Into Validity of Verdict or Indictment), FRE 609 (Impeachment by Evidence of Conviction of Crime), is noted below:
(a) Character evidence generally. --Evidence of a person's character or a trait of character is not admissible for the purpose of proving action in conformity therewith on a particular occasion, except:
(1) Character of accused.--
(2) Character of alleged victim.--
(3) Character of witness.--Evidence of the character of a witness, as provided in rules 607, 608, and 609.
(1) furnishing or offering or promising to furnish
(2) conduct or statements made in compromise negotiations .
| Rule 606 Competency of Juror as Witness (b) Inquiry Into Validity of Verdict or Indictment. Upon an inquiry into the validity of a verdict or indictment, a juror may not testify as to any matter or statement occurring during the course of the jury's deliberations or to the effect of anything upon that or any other juror's mind or emotions as influencing the juror to assent to or dissent from the verdict or indictment or concerning the juror's mental processes in connection therewith|
(a) General rule. For the purpose of attacking the
(1) evidence that a witness other than an accused has been convicted of a crime shall be admitted, subject to Rule 403, if the crime was punishable by death or imprisonment in excess of one year under the law under which the witness was convicted, and evidence that an accused has been convicted of such a crime shall be admitted if the court determines that the probative value of admitting this evidence outweighs its prejudicial effect to the accused; and
(2) evidence that any witness has been convicted of a crime shall be admitted