Federal Rules of Evidence Rules Legislative History Commentary and Authority

Author: Glen Weissenberger
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9780327176220
Release Date: 2014-01-03
Genre: Law

This one-volume treatise provides clear and concise explanations for the application and practical effect of each Rule of Evidence--a valuable resource for any Evidence student. This treatise was recently cited as "the authoritative text" on federal evidence law (United States v. Schlesinger, 372 F. Supp. 2d 711, 720 (E.D.N.Y. 2005)). Annually supplemented and complete, this edition contains a careful examination of the most recent changes in the Federal Rules. This edition includes a detailed line-by-line summary and analysis of the newest Federal Rule of Evidence, Rule 502, which sets forth certain important new limitations on the waiver of the attorney-client privilege and work product protection. It also discusses the Supreme Court's latest decision in Kansas v. Ventris (2009), concerning the extent to which a witness may be impeached with prior inconsistent statements that were obtained in violation of witness's constitutional rights. And of course it includes an extensive discussion of four landmark Supreme Court decisions, Crawford v. Washington (2004), Davis v. Washington (2006), Whorton v. Bockting(2007), and Giles v. California (2008), which have completely rewritten the law governing the right of a criminal defendant to rely on the Confrontation Clause to obtain the exclusion of otherwise admissible hearsay.

The Elements of Evidence

Author: Richard D. Friedman
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063717636
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Law

The most pervasive change in this volume is the addition of new text, some of it reflecting new issues and developments, but most of it consisting of attempts to explain enduring issues of evidentiary law. Problems have been changed less than the text. The legal landscape is in constant flux, but most of the evidentiary problems that courts must face change far more slowly than do the doctrines used to address those problems. The text is designed for a four-credit course.

Evidence Under the Rules

Author: Christopher B. Mueller
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454858942
Release Date: 2014-12-17
Genre: Law

The eighth edition of Evidence Under the Rules: Text, Cases, and Problems, one of the most widely-adopted Evidence coursebooks ever published, has been thoroughly revised and redesigned to be even more teachable and student friendly. A new two-color design enhances the reading experience, and new text boxes (many with photographs) provide interesting background on select cases and additional perspectives on key issues. Many elements, however, remain the same, including: the book’s structuring around the Federal Rules of Evidence; carefully edited cases and secondary materials; and the inclusion of numerous problems that allow students to apply new concepts.

Evidence 2014

Author: Miguel A. Mendez
ISBN: 0314290141
Release Date: 2014-05-12
Genre: Law

This is the only rules pamphlet that concisely and systematically compares the similarities and differences between the Federal Rules of Evidence and California Evidence Code. Each chapter corresponds to an article of the FRE. Each section contains the applicable Rules and corresponding Evidence Code Sections, as well as a concise commentary comparing the two. This edition includes the restyled FRE and the Evidence Code, including their respective Notes and Comments, as well as the deleted Rules and a table indicating where the Rules and Evidence Code Sections are cited in the commentary.

Cases and Materials on the Rules of Evidence

Author: Olin Guy Wellborn
Publisher: That's An Awesome Deal.com
ISBN: 9780314172051
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

This highly efficient casebook offers materials that are thorough and yet brief enough that the subject can be covered in a three- or four- credit course. Each chapter covers an article of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Within the chapters and sections, the materials follow the sequence of the Rules. The Fourth Edition is an update of this popular, concise casebook. It includes the important 2006 decision of the Supreme Court in Davis v. Washington, plus all important recent decisions. These materials are meant to be self-sufficient when accompanied by a current copy of the Rules, and, where appropriate, the rules of a state.


Author: Kenneth S. Broun
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: STANFORD:36105062954099
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Law

Presentation of Evidence; Relevancy and Reasons for Excluding Relevant Evidence; Writings; Hearsay; Privileges Against Disclosure of Information; Burdens of Proof and Presumptions.

Learning Evidence

Author: Deborah J. Merritt
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1628101008
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Law

This title is a part of our CasebookPlus(tm) offering as ISBN 9781634595407. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com. Learning Evidence engages students by offering colorful courtroom examples, excerpts from trial transcripts, and lucid explanations of each evidentiary rule. The third edition has been fully updated to reflect the emergence of electronic media, the Supreme Court's Sixth Amendment jurisprudence, and recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence. This edition also includes a dozen online videos to reinforce student understanding. A comprehensive teacher's manual and website provide classroom hypotheticals, simulations, writing exercises, quiz questions, PowerPoint slides, and other support. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.

Federal Administrative Law

Author: Gary Lawson
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1634599071
Release Date: 2015-11-26

This casebook emphasizes current doctrine and its historical evolution in exploring the four basic foundations of federal administrative law: separation of powers, statutorily- and constitutionally-required procedures for agency adjudication and rulemaking, scope of judicial review of agency action, and the availability and timing of judicial review. The book concentrates on federal rather than state administrative law in order to provide the fundamental knowledge and concepts necessary to understand the subject, on the belief that an understanding of federal law can be translated into other settings. The book also maintains the straightforward organization and don't-hide-the-ball presentation that has characterized the book since its inception. The Seventh Edition contains five new principal cases, eight major new note cases, ten shorter new note cases, and updated treatments of all major topics. It also includes a revised Chapter I that includes an extended treatment of statutory interpretation to accommodate the increasing inclusion of Administrative Law in the first-year curriculum.

A Modern Approach to Evidence

Author: Richard O. Lempert
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 031417723X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

This is the updated edition of the textbook that pioneered the teaching of Evidence using problems rather than appellate opinions. The text explores the Rules of Evidence and their rationales in a straightforward fashion without hiding the ball or ignoring complexities. Problems that clarify the Rules appear throughout the chapters; larger problem sets that explore the Rules in detail are found at the ends of chapters. The updated edition discusses important recent cases and introduces social science findings and recent developments in science and technology that bear on the design and operation of the Rules of Evidence, and on their rationale.


Author: George Fisher
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134460992
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

Black Letter Outline on Federal Courts

Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1634607708
Release Date: 2017-02-10

Black Letter Outlines are designed to help a law student recognize and understand the basic principles and issues of law covered in a law school course. Black Letter Outlines can be used both as a study aid when preparing for classes and as a review of the subject matter when studying for an examination. Each Black Letter Outline is written by experienced law school professors who are recognized national authorities in their subject area.

Federal Rules of Evidence 2017 2018 Statutory and Case Supplement to Fisher s Evidence

Author: George Fisher
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 1683288033
Release Date: 2017-08-16
Genre: Evidence (Law)

This statutory and case supplement incorporates the latest statutory changes and proposed revisions and the most recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions bearing on evidence law. The statutory component of this volume includes proposals to amend Rule 803(16) and to add two new authentication rules, 902(13) and 902(14). These changes are set to take effect on December 1, 2017. Also included is a newly proposed revision of Rule 807, recently released for public comment and not set to take hold before December 1, 2019. The Advisory Committee's Notes to all these proposed changes appear along with explanatory editor's notes. The statutory component also presents a side-by-side reprinting of the older (pre-2011), unrestyled Federal Rules of Evidence and the newly restyled rules to allow for ready comparison. Editor's notes point out those areas where the restyling project, contrary to its authors' claimed intentions, worked substantive changes in the rules. The case supplement analyzes the Supreme Court's 2017 decision in Pe�a-Rodriguez v. Colorado, in which the Court ruled that the Sixth Amendment's guarantee of an impartial jury overcomes Rule 606(b) and its state-law equivalents and permits defendants to present juror testimony about certain expressions of ethnic or racial bias in the jury room. The supplement addresses the Court's related 2014 ruling in Warger v. Shauers as well as its 2015 decision in Ohio v. Clark and 2013 ruling in Salinas v. Texas. Clark addresses whether the admission against the defendant of a young child's allegation of abuse, made out of court and offered in lieu of the child's testimony at trial, violated the defendant's confrontation right. And Salinas examines the prosecution's use in its case-in-chief of a suspect's silence in response to noncustodial police questioning.

Federal Rules of Evidence with Practice Problems 2017 Supplement

Author: Arthur Best
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454890515
Release Date: 2017-02-17
Genre: Law

This text is an essential complement to Arthur Best's casebook, Evidence: Practice, Problems, and Rules, Second Edition. The practice problems provide students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge of Evidence rules and doctrines in a variety of practice contexts. It contains: The restyled Federal Rules of Evidence, as Amended December 1, 2015 Advisory Committee notes and Legislative History Prior version of Federal Rules of Evidence (unrestyled rules) Trial preparation problems that present particular evidence issues in seven different practice settings. They call for the drafting of motions or memos that lawyers would typically prepare to deal with them in advance of trial. Extensive in-trial problems that follow the transcript of a hypothetical trial, with evidence issues arising in a somewhat unpredictable order that reflects actual trial practice.

Civil Procedure

Author: Jack H. Friedenthal
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314280162
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Law

The Eleventh Edition of this popular casebook provides a framework for studying both the essential and the cutting-edge issues of civil procedure while incorporating problems that test doctrinal understanding, foster case reading skills, and encourage a sense of litigation strategy. New Supreme Court cases have been integrated that impact personal jurisdiction (McIntyre, Goodyear), subject-matter jurisdiction (Grable, Gunn), pleading (Twombly, Iqbal), joinder (Pimentel), class actions (Dukes), and other important topics, including statutory changes such as the Jurisdiction Clarification Act. The casebook covers all of the major topics that a professor might wish to teach in a first-year course, and can easily be adapted for courses of one- or two-semesters, of different credit hours, and with varied practical or theoretical emphases. A supplement includes all updated Federal Rules, the pleadings in Twombly and Iqbal, a model case file, state materials, and other important teaching tools.

Evidence Statutory Supplement 2016

Author: Peter Nicolas
ISBN: 1611638593
Release Date: 2015-09-16

This book contains the text of the Restyled Federal Rules of Evidence that took effect in December 2011, including the 2013 and 2014 amendments to Federal Rules of Evidence 801 and 803. The book includes the legislative history of the rules, including the Advisory Committee Notes and excerpts from congressional committee reports. In addition, it contains the text and legislative history of rules and amendments that were recommended by the Supreme Court but rejected by Congress, as well as pending, proposed amendments to Federal Rules of Evidence 803(16) and 902 that are tentatively scheduled to take effect in 2017. This book is designed primarily for use as a Supplement to Evidence: A Problem-Based and Comparative Approach. However, this book can be used to supplement any evidence textbook, and is also useful to practitioners in need of an up-to-date copy of the Federal Rules of Evidence.