This case presents the Court with three distinct evidentiary issues that could expand the evidence available to defendants during the prosecution of sexual crimes. The Court must first determine if the district court properly excluded evidence of Mr. Walker’s psychosexual makeup. Second, the Court must determine whether the district court properly applied Montana’s Rape Shield Statute. Finally, the Court must determine whether the district court erroneously excluded Mr. Walker’s polygraph-related evidence.
Riley Wavra, Oral Argument Preview, State v. Walker: Evidentiary Challenges in Sexual Crimes, 79 Mont. L. Rev. Online 41, https://scholarship.law.umt.edu/mlr_online/vol79/iss1/7.