Cited widely by courts and consulted regularly by thousands of attorneys across the nation, the Federal Rules of Evidence Manual provides the following for each Rule: the complete, current text; a current explanation by experts on federal evidence rules; comprehensive descriptions of salient cases; and the relevant legislative history. Supplements are issued twice each year, to ensure that the Manual remains up to date.
The Twelfth Edition features:
• Coverage of recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence, including the amendments to Rule 807 (residual exception to hearsay) taking effect on December 1, 2019.
• Comprehensive descriptions of salient cases decided since the Eleventh Edition.
• A new subsection in Chapter 404, Character Evidence; Crimes or Other Acts, on the importance of a non-character issue being contested before uncharged misconduct can be admitted.
• A new subsection in Chapter 606, Juror’s Competency as a Witness, on racial bias during deliberations.
• A new subsection in Chapter 609, Impeachment by Evidence of a Criminal Conviction, on admitting only the fact of conviction, without telling the jury what the crime was.
• A new subsection in Chapter 613, Witness’s Prior Statement, on admissibility of extrinsic evidence when the witness admits to making the prior statement.
• A new subsection in Chapter 702, Testimony by Expert Witnesses, on challenges to the testimony of forensic experts.
• A new discussion in Chapter 901, Authenticating or Identifying Evidence, on relevant factors for authenticating digital evidence.
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Table of Contents
An Introduction to Organization: How to Use the Book
An Introduction to the Federal Rules of Evidence: The Rules that Trial Lawyers (and Judges) Need to Know
Part One: Background of Codification Generally and the Federal Rules Specifically
Part Two: The Rules Themselves
Part Three: Rules Approved by Supreme Court But Rejected by Congress
Part Four: Case Law Divergence From the Federal Rules of Evidence
Table of Cases
The Trial Book: Objections, Offers of Proof, Rulings on the Record, and Limiting Instructions