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NCJ Number: 118302 Find in a Library
Title: Federal Rules of Evidence
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Cmtte on the Judiciary
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 37
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Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document contains rules of evidence for use in proceedings in U.S. Courts and before U.S. bankruptcy judges and magistrates, as amended to October 1, 1987.
Abstract: The rules of evidence are outlined in 11 articles. The first four articles focus on evidence (preliminary questioning and admissibility), judicial notice, presumptions in civil actions and proceedings, and relevancy of evidence and associated limits. The next two articles pertain to privileges and witnesses (competency, lack of personal knowledge, oath or affirmation, interpreters, impeachment, witness character and conduct, religious beliefs or opinions, interrogation and presentation modes, writing used to refresh memory, prior statements of witnesses, and exclusion of witnesses). The final five articles detail opinions and expert testimony; hearsay; evidence authentication and identification; contents of writings, recordings, and photographs; and miscellaneous rules.
Main Term(s): Rules of evidence
Index Term(s): Court procedures; Federal courts
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