Federal Rules of Evidence

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The Federal Rules of Evidence are the ground rules for trials in the United States federal court system. This text presents the rules in order, along with examples and commentary on key points of the law of evidence.

Table of contents

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  1. Introduction - Scope - Mechanics
  2. Judicial Notice
  3. Presumptions in Civil Actions - Burden of going forward - Burden of persuasion
  4. Relevancy - Unfair prejudice - Character evidence - Habit - Policy exclusions - Sex offenses
  5. Privileges
  6. Witnesses - Competency - Credibility - Impeachment
  7. Opinions - Lay opinions - Expert opinions
  8. Hearsay - Rule - Confrontation Clause - Exceptions
  9. Authentication
  10. Documents
  11. Miscellaneous Rules

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