Williams on Mississippi Evidence
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Williams on Mississippi Evidence is a thoughtfully organized resource that provides succinct, yet explicit, information on the law of Mississippi evidence.
This Mississippi treatise is an ideal desk reference for busy litigators, and a perfect companion for learning or teaching the law of evidence. Written in an easily accessible and understandable format, the book is broken down into highly focused sections and subsections with descriptive headings; an answer is never far away.
Following an introductory chapter that places the law of evidence in the larger context of the trial process, and which plainly describes the burdens of proof and of persuasion, the text follows the organization of the Mississippi Rules of Evidence, covering the following topics:
• judicial notice
• opinions and expert testimony
• authentication and identification
• best evidence rule
For each of these topics, the pertinent rule is described and analyzed, with emphasis on the Mississippi case law interpreting the rule. The case law discussion is detailed, highlighting the complex and evolving nature of the law of evidence. Where appropriate, Fifth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court decisions are considered, and differences between the Mississippi Rules and the Federal Rules are addressed. Interspersed throughout the text are boxed excerpts of the rule(s) being considered.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Trial Process
Chapter 2 Judicial Notice
Chapter 3 Presumptions
Chapter 4 Relevancy and Its Limits
Chapter 5 Privileges
Chapter 6 Witnesses
Chapter 7 Opinions and Expert Testimony
Chapter 8 The Hearsay Rule
Chapter 9 Authentication and Identification
Chapter 10 Best Evidence Rule
Chapter 11 Spoliation
Table of Cases