Federal Rules of Evidence in a Nutshell

Author: Graham, Michael H.
Edition: 9th
Copyright Date: 2015
  • Publication Date: February 16th, 2015
  • ISBN: 9781628105490
  • Subject: Evidence
  • Series: Nutshells
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: The Nutshell, reflecting the Federal Rules of Evidence as restyled and amended effective December 1, 2014, contains a crisp, clear, concise, and complete explanation of each Federal Rule of Evidence designed to prepare every student for the course final, the multistate bar examination, and most significantly a successful litigation practice career. The United States Supreme Court’s controversial testimonial/nontestimonial interpretation of the Confrontation Clause developed in Crawford and progeny is thoroughly analyzed as well. With respect to the definition of hearsay, the not hearsay definition, the most commonly encountered hearsay exceptions, expert witnesses, and character evidence even more exhaustive treatment is provided. Concrete illustrations are presented throughout.