xvii, 603 pages, 53 unnumbered pages ; 27 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction The existence and extent of the accused's constitutional right to present evidence The existence of a civil litigant's constitutional right to present evidence Procedural restrictions on the admissibility of defense evidence Rules rendering persons incompetent as witnesses at trial Rules excluding logically irrelevant evidence Rules requiring proof of the underlying logical relevance of evidence : the personal knowledge and authentication doctrines, including the validation of scientific evidence rules of logical evidence Legal relevance doctrine excluding evidence due to probative dangers such as prejudice and time consumption Legal relevance rules limiting the admissibility of evidence logically relevant to impeach adverse witnesses Legal relevance rules limiting the admissibility of evidence logically relevant to the historical merits evidence Common law and statutory privileges that exclude logically relevant evidence to promote extrinsic social policies Privileges which exclude logically relevant information to protect the constitutional rights of private persons Government privileges The best evidence and opinion rules excluding unreliable testimony The hearsay rule excluding unreliable testimony Defense advocacy for the accused's right Conclusion.
Library's copy updated through 2014.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 595-603) and index.