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