Evidence, Third Edition, Textbook Treatise Series *Paperback / Edition 3

Evidence, Third Edition, Textbook Treatise Series *Paperback / Edition 3

by Christopher B. Mueller, Laird, Laird C. Kirkpatrick, L. J. Chris Martiniak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0735537461

ISBN-13: 9780735537460

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

This fully revised treatise offers comprehensive coverage of all the rules of evidence in a scholarly and readable volume. Written by an author team recognized for skillful balancing of the needs of both instructors and students, Evidence, Third Edition, is current, concise, and comprehensible

  • written at a level that makes it extremely
  • Overview

    This fully revised treatise offers comprehensive coverage of all the rules of evidence in a scholarly and readable volume. Written by an author team recognized for skillful balancing of the needs of both instructors and students, Evidence, Third Edition, is current, concise, and comprehensible

  • written at a level that makes it extremely accessible
  • organized around the Federal Rules of Evidence, with common law coverage where an issue in not codified
  • emphasis on contemporary judicial interpretations of the Federal Rules of Evidence make the law relevant to students
  • straightforward explication of the rules, analysis of leading case law, and thorough coverage of both the Federal Rules and state evidence codes
  • effective learning aids include marginal headings, mini-summaries of contents at the beginning of each chapter, generous footnotes, and helpful case citations

    What's new in the third edition?

  • rule changes are incorporated throughout
  • new case decisions, particularly in the area of scientific evidence (such as Kumbo Tire)
  • now available in both hardcover and paperback editions
  • trimmed to a more manageable length

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735537460
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    02/28/2003
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    1206
    Product dimensions:
    7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.70(d)

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    Table of Contents

    Prefacexxix
    Table of Abbreviationsxxxiii
    Chapter 1Preliminary Matters
    A.Introduction1
    B.Admitting and Excluding Evidence6
    C.Preliminary Issues in Evidence Rulings31
    D.Limited Admissibility50
    E.Rule of Completeness55
    Chapter 2Judicial Notice
    A.Scope of Fre 20163
    B.Process of Taking Notice84
    C.Instructing the Jury91
    Chapter 3Burdens and Presumptions
    A.Civil Cases101
    B.Criminal Cases130
    Chapter 4Relevancy and Its Limits
    A.Logical Relevance153
    B.Pragmatic Relevance171
    C.Character Evidence181
    D.Habit and Routine Practice224
    E.Subsequent Remedial Measures231
    F.Settlements and Medical Payments241
    G.Plea Bargains251
    H.Liability Insurance260
    I.Sexual Behavior of Complaining Witness263
    J.Similar Crimes by Defendant in Sexual Assault and Molestation Cases278
    Chapter 5Privileges
    A.General Policies285
    B.Scope of Fre 501301
    C.Attorney-Client Privilege308
    D.Marital Privileges396
    E.Physicians or Psychotherapists407
    Chapter 6Witnesses
    A.Witness Competency419
    B.Personal Knowledge427
    C.Oath or Affirmation Requirement430
    D.Interpreters432
    E.Competency of Judges and Lawyers as Witnesses434
    F.Juror Competency: Impeachment of Verdicts438
    G.Voucher Rule Abolished456
    H.Impeachment of Witnesses464
    I.Repair and Support of Witnesses550
    J.Religious Beliefs562
    K.Presenting Testimony563
    L.Refreshing Memory588
    M.Calling and Interrogation by Court599
    N.Sequestering Witnesses601
    Chapter 7Opinions and Expert Testimony; Scientific Evidence
    A.Lay Testimony607
    B.Expert Testimony615
    C.Scientific Evidence651
    Chapter 8Hearsay
    A.Doctrine and Purpose--An Overview693
    B.Elements of the Doctrine--A Closer Look699
    C.Borderland of the Doctrine741
    D.Prior Statements by Testifying Witnesses754
    E.Admissions by Party Opponents767
    F.Unrestricted Hearsay Exceptions803
    G.Exceptions--Declarant Unavailable898
    H.Hearsay on Hearsay; Impeachment and Support951
    I.The Catchall Exception955
    J.Hearsay and Confrontation966
    Chapter 9Foundational Evidence, Authentication
    A.Introduction995
    B.Types of Foundations1000
    C.Self-Authentication1027
    D.Subscribing Witnesses1047
    E.Demonstrative Evidence1049
    Chapter 10The Best Evidence Doctrine
    A.Scope and Definitions1068
    B.The Doctrine in Operation1080
    C.Production of Original Excused1092
    D.Other Exemptions1100
    Table of Cases1113
    Table of Law Review Articles1163
    Table of Books and Treatises1181
    Index1185

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