McCormick on evidence (Book, 2014) [Terry P. McMahan Library]
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McCormick on evidence

Author: Charles T McCormickKenneth S BrounGeorge E DixEdward J ImwinkelriedD H KayeAll authors
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2014] ©2014
Series: Hornbook series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Seventh edition, Student editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"The book attempts to meld rules and case law in a way that is useful for practitioners, scholars, the courts and students. As in prior editions, important cases containing helpful discussions of precedent and policy are noted in the extensive footnotes found in the practitioner's edition". -- PREFACE.
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Genre/Form: Hornbooks (Law)
Legal study aids
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles T McCormick; Kenneth S Broun; George E Dix; Edward J Imwinkelried; D H Kaye; Robert P Mosteller; E F Roberts; Eleanor Swift
ISBN: 9780314290250 0314290257
OCLC Number: 874134619
Description: xxii, 788 pages ; 27 cm.
Contents: INTRODUCTION: Preparing and presenting the evidence --
EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES: The form of questions on direct; the judges's witnesses; refreshing memory --
The requirement of firsthand knowledge : the opinion rule & expert testimony --
Cross-examination and subsequent examinations --
Impeachment and support --
ADMISSION AND EXCLUSION: The procedure of admitting and excluding evidence --
COMPETENCY: The competency of witnesses --
PRIVILEGE : COMMON LAW AND STATUTORY: The scope and effect of the evidentiary privileges --
The privilege for marital communications --
The client's privilege : communications between client & lawyer --
The privilege for confidential information secured in the course of the physician-patient relationship --
Privileges for governmental secrets --
PRIVILEGE : CONSTITUTIONAL: The privilege against self-incrimination --
Confessions --
The privilege concerning improperly obtained evidence --
RELEVANCY AND ITS COUNTERWEIGHTS: Relevance --
Character and habit --
Similar happenings and transactions --
Insurance against liability --
Experimental and scientific evidence --
REAL EVIDENCE, OTHER NONTESTIMONIAL EVIDENCE, AND DEMONSTRATIVE AIDS: Real evidence, other nontestimonial evidence, and demonstrative aids --
WRITINGS: Authentication --
The requirement of the production of the original writing, recording, or photograph as the "best evidence" --
THE HEARSAY RULE AND ITS EXCEPTIONS: The hearsay rule --
Admissions of a party-opponent --
Spontaneous statements --
Statements for the purpose of medical diagnosis or treatment --
Records of past recollection --
Regularly kept records --
Public records, reports, and certificates --
Testimony taken at a former hearing or in another action --
Dying declarations --
Declarations against interest --
Various other exceptions and the future of the rules about hearsay --
JUDICIAL NOTICE: Judicial notice --
BURDEN OF PROOF AND PRESUMPTIONS: The burdens of proof and presumptions.
Series Title: Hornbook series.
Other Titles: Evidence
Responsibility: by Kenneth S. Broun, general editor ; contributing authors, George E. Dix, Edward J. Imwinkelried, D.H. Kaye, Robert P. Mosteller, E.F. Roberts, Eleanor Swift.

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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  Read more...
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