Weissenberger's Federal Evidence

This is the Eighth Edition of a comprehensive, one-volume treatise on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

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This is the Eighth Edition of a comprehensive, one-volume treatise on the Federal Rules of Evidence, which serves as a succinct yet scholarly analysis of the Evidence Rules for judges, practitioners, and students. The authors have focused on exploring the Rules with clarity and conciseness, integrating theory with a practical understanding of how these rules operate in the real world.

Updated annually, this work contains a careful examination of the continuing development of the Federal Rules of Evidence, and related case law.

The 7th Edition ISBN was 9781593458140.

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Table of contents

 ARTICLE I.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter 101  Rule 101.  Scope; Definitions
Chapter 102  Rule 102.  Purpose
Chapter 103  Rule 103.  Rulings on Evidence
Chapter 104  Rule 104.  Preliminary Questions
Chapter 105  Rule 105.  Limiting Evidence That Is Not Admissible Against Other Parties
 or for Other Purposes
Chapter 106  Rule 106.  Remainder of or Related Writings or Recorded Statements

ARTICLE II.  JUDICIAL NOTICE
Chapter 201  Rule 201.  Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts

ARTICLE III.  PRESUMPTIONS IN CIVIL CASES
Chapter 301  Rule 301.  Presumptions in Civil Cases Generally
Chapter 302  Rule 302. Applying State Law to Presumptions in Civil Actions

ARTICLE IV.  RELEVANCE AND ITS LIMITS
Chapter 401  Rule 401.  Test for Relevant Evidence
Chapter 402  Rule 402.  General Admissibility of Relevant Evidence
Chapter 403  Rule 403.  Excluding Relevant Evidence for Prejudice, Confusion, Waste of
 Time, or Other Reasons
Chapter 404  Rule 404.  Character Evidence; Other Crimes, Wrongs, or Acts
Chapter 405  Rule 405.  Methods of Proving Character
Chapter 406  Rule 406.  Habit; Routine Practice
Chapter 407  Rule 407.  Subsequent Remedial Measures
Chapter 408  Rule 408.  Compromise Offers and Negotiations
Chapter 409  Rule 409.  Offers to Pay Medical and Similar Expenses
Chapter 410  Rule 410.  Pleas, Plea Discussions, and Related Statements
Chapter 411  Rule 411.  Liability Insurance
Chapter 412  Rule 412.  Sex Offense Cases; The Victim’s Sexual Behavior or
 Predisposition
Chapter 413  Rule 413.  Similar Crimes in Sexual-Assault Cases
Chapter 414  Rule 414.  Similar Crimes in Child-Molestation Cases
Chapter 415  Rule 415.  Similar Acts in Civil Cases Involving Sexual Assault or Child
 Molestation

ARTICLE V. PRIVILEGES
Chapter 501  Rule 501.  Privilege in General
Chapter 502  Rule 502.  Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product; Limitations on
 Waiver

ARTICLE VI. WITNESSES
Chapter 601  Rule 601.  Competency to Testify in General
Chapter 602  Rule 602.  Need for Personal Knowledge
Chapter 603  Rule 603.  Oath or Affirmation to Testify Truthfully
Chapter 604  Rule 604.  Interpreter
Chapter 605  Rule 605.  Judge's Competency as a Witness
Chapter 606  Rule 606.  Juror's Competency as a Witness
Chapter 607  Rule 607.  Who May Impeach a Witness
Chapter 608  Rule 608.  A Witness's Character for Truthfulness or Untruthfulness
Chapter 609  Rule 609.  Impeachment by Evidence of a Criminal Conviction
Chapter 610  Rule 610.  Religious Beliefs or Opinions
Chapter 611  Rule 611.  Mode and Order of Examining Witnesses and Presenting
 Evidence
Chapter 612  Rule 612.  Writing Used to Refresh a Witness’s Memory
Chapter 613  Rule 613.  Witness's Prior Statement
Chapter 614  Rule 614.  Court's Calling or Examining a Witness
Chapter 615  Rule 615.  Excluding Witnesses

ARTICLE VII. OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY
Chapter 701  Rule 701.  Opinion Testimony by Lay Witnesses
Chapter 702  Rule 702.  Testimony by Expert Witnesses
Chapter 703  Rule 703.  Bases of an Expert's Opinion Testimony
Chapter 704  Rule 704.  Opinion on an Ultimate Issue
Chapter 705  Rule 705.  Disclosing the Facts or Data Underlying an Expert’s Opinion
Chapter 706  Rule 706.  Court-Appointed Expert Witnesses

ARTICLE VIII. HEARSAY
Chapter 801  Rule 801.  Definitions That Apply to This Article; Exclusions from Hearsay
Chapter 802  Rule 802.  The Rule Against Hearsay
Chapter 803  Rule 803.  Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay — Regardless of
 Whether the Declarant Is Available
Chapter 804  Rule 804.  Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay — When the Declarant Is
 Unavailable as a Witness
Chapter 805  Rule 805.  Hearsay Within Hearsay
Chapter 806  Rule 806.  Attacking and Supporting the Declarant's Credibility
Chapter 807  Rule 807.  Residual Exception

ARTICLE IX. AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTIFICATION
Chapter 901  Rule 901.  Authenticating or Identifying Evidence
Chapter 902  Rule 902.  Evidence That Is Self-Authenticating
Chapter 903  Rule 903.  Subscribing Witness's Testimony

ARTICLE X. CONTENTS OF WRITINGS, RECORDINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Chapter 1001  Rule 1001.  Definitions That Apply to This Article
Chapter 1002  Rule 1002.  Requirement of the Original
Chapter 1003  Rule 1003.  Admissibility of Duplicates
Chapter 1004  Rule 1004.  Admissibility of Other Evidence of Content
Chapter 1005  Rule 1005.  Copies of Public Records to Prove Content
Chapter 1006  Rule 1006.  Summaries to Prove Content
Chapter 1007  Rule 1007.  Testimony or Statement of a Party to Prove Content
Chapter 1008  Rule 1008.  Functions of the Court and Jury

ARTICLE XI. MISCELLANEOUS RULES
Chapter 1101  Rule 1101.  Applicability of the Rules
Chapter 1102  Rule 1102.  Amendments
Chapter 1103  Rule 1103.  Title

Appendix A.  Advisory Committee Notes to the Federal Rules of Evidence
Appendix B.  Proposed Federal Rules of Evidence Relating to Privilege
Index