This single-volume treatise is largely free of citations to authority, but retains the most notable footnotes. Topics covered include preparing and presenting evidence, cross-examination, and the procedure for admitting and excluding evidence. Discusses privilege against self-incrimination, privilege concerning improperly obtained evidence, scientific evidence, and demonstrative evidence. Reviews authentication, the hearsay rule, burdens of proof, and presumptions. Text also identifies current issues.
Publication Date: 2015- (kept current with supplements)
Cited widely by courts and consulted regularly by thousands of attorneys across the nation, the Federal Rules of Evidence Manual provides the following for each Rule: the complete, current text; a current explanation by experts on federal evidence rules; comprehensive descriptions of salient cases; and the relevant legislative history. Supplements are issued twice each year, to ensure that the Manual remains up to date.
Call Number: KF8935 .M29; also available on Westlaw
Publication Date: 2013- (kept current with pocket parts)
Recognized as the foremost authority on evidence law today, McCormick on Evidence offers comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the rules and theory of evidence.
When there are specific questions of evidence for which a jurisdiction has no precedent, this treatise provides both general theories that may be argued to suggest the answer and varying views from other jurisdictions. Like the Dean McCormick's original text, the Seventh Edition continues to provide a pragmatic approach to the law of evidence.
This book features the following salient topics: Admissibility of Scientific Evidence, A Functional Taxonomy of Expertise Ethical Standards of and Concerning Expert Witnesses; The Scientific Method; The Logic of Drawing Inferences From Empirical Evidences; Statistical Proof; Multiple Regression; Survey Research; Toxicology and Epidemiology.
Modern Scientific Evidence: The Law and Science of Expert Testimony helps judges and lawyers assess the validity of an expert's scientific methodology, following the scientific evidence issues raised by the Daubert ruling. The text challenges the use of “generally accepted” scientific ideas when ruling on admissibility or managing expert witnesses in state and federal courts, and prepares trial attorneys to explain scientific concepts during admissibility arguments and confidently elicit or challenge expert testimony during trial.
Publication Date: 2009- (kept current with supplements)
Evidentiary Privileges offers unique analysis of recent evidentiary problems including application of the attorney-client privilege to government agencies and corporate entities, and the difficulty of determining exactly who holds the privilege. In these two volumes, you’ll find also a practical framework for evaluating the existence or scope of new privileges.
Publication Date: 2010- (kept current with supplements)
Expert Evidence provides in-depth coverage of the topics that lawyers and judges must know when dealing with expert testimony concerning medicine, engineering, psychology, economics, and forensic science, among other areas. It covers the topics common to all such testimony and focuses on scientific and statistical evidence, providing sophisticated and up-to-date explanations and analyses.
Publication Date: 2012- (kept current with supplements)
Impeachment and Rehabilitation is a thorough review of all the rules governing impeachment of witnesses. It deals with impeachment with prior convictions, with prior bad acts, with inconsistent statements, with evidence of bias, and other evidence derogating credibility. Rules about limits on the use of extrinsic evidence to impeach are covered in detail.
The volume also contains a substantial section on the rules governing support and rehabilitation of witnesses. Numerous examples of successful cross-examination and unsuccessful cross-examinations are set forth in order to provide practical guidance to the practitioner.
This volume comprehensively covers the Federal Rules of Evidence. It was designed for judges, lawyers, and students who need a concise guide to the practical and theoretical information required in the court, office, and classroom. Now that the Federal Rules have been in effect for more than two decades, some clear lines of interpretation have begun to emerge. The authors have summarized those areas and indicated places where further clarification is needed.
Weinstein's Federal Evidence is the backbone of any proper federal litigator's library. Comprehensive and authoritative, Weinstein's is cited in an average of half a dozen federal opinions every month, and was cited by the United States Supreme Court in most of its leading evidence decisions over the past decade.