Tennessee Evidence Courtroom Manual

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LexisNexis, Jun 18, 2012 - Law - 366 pages
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The only publication of its kind in Tennessee, this manual offers judges and practitioners many trial-tested features that not only provide fast, accurate answers to evidentiary questions, but also guide the user to the underlying authorities and secondary sources. Written by Susan L. Kay, one of Tennessee's leading evidence authorities, and Glen Weissenberger, one of the nation's most widely-published evidence scholars, Tennessee Evidence Courtroom Manual provides quick, authoritative answers to evidence questions arising in the course of trials and hearings.

Features include:
* Authoritative commentary
* Scores of cases and constitutional considerations affecting evidence issues
* Illustration sections demonstrating the proper handling of evidentiary issues during trial
* Analysis of current trends and new developments in the law of evidence

 

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Contents

Chapter
Preliminary Questions
Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts
Definition of Relevant Evidence
Relevant Evidence Generally Admissible Irrelevant Evidence Inadmissible
Exclusion of Relevant Evidence on Grounds of Prejudice Confusion or Waste of Time
Character Evidence Not Admissible to Prove Conduct Exceptions Other Crimes
Methods of Proving Character
Impeachment of Expert by Learned Treatises ARTICLE VII OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY Chapter
Opinion Testimony by Lay Witnesses
Testimony by Experts
Bases of Opinion Testimony by Experts
Opinion on Ultimate Issue
Disclosure of Facts or Data Underlying Expert Opinion
CourtAppointed Experts ARTICLE VIII HEARSAY Chapter
Definitions

Habit Routine Practice
Subsequent Remedial Measures
Compromise and Offers to Compromise
Payment of Medical and Similar Expenses
Expressions of Sympathy or Benevolence
Inadmissibility of Pleas Plea Discussions and Related Statements
Insurance
Sex Offense Cases Relevance of Alleged Victims Behavior ARTICLE V PRIVILEGES Chapter
Privileges Recognized Only as Provided
Limitations on Waiver of Privileged Information or Work Product ARTICLE VI WITNESSES Chapter
General Rule of Competency
Lack of Personal Knowledge
Oath or Affirmation
Interpreters
Competency of Judge as Witness
Competency of Juror as Witness
Who May Impeach
Evidence of Character and Conduct of Witness
Impeachment by Evidence of Conviction of Crime
Religious Beliefs or Opinions
Mode and Order of Interrogation and Presentation
Writing Used to Refresh Memory
Prior Statements of Witnesses
Calling and Interrogation of Witnesses by Court
Exclusion of Witnesses
Impeachment by Bias or Prejudice
Impeachment by Impaired Capacity
Hearsay Rule
Hearsay Exceptions
Hearsay Exceptions Declarant Unavailable
Hearsay Within Hearsay
Attacking and Supporting Credibility of Declarant ARTICLE IX AUTHENTICATION Chapter
Requirement of Authentication or Identification
SelfAuthentication
Subscribing Witnesss Testimony
CONTENTS OF WRITINGS RECORDINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Definitions 1002 Requirement of Original
Admissibility of Duplicates
Admissibility of Other Evidence of Contents
Public Records
Summaries
Testimony or Written Admission of Party
Functions of Court and Jury
APPENDIX ADVISORY COMMISSION NOTES TO THE TENNESSEE RULES OF EVIDENCE
Calling and Interrogation of Witnesses by Court Rule 615 Exclusion of Witnesses
Impeachment by Bias or Prejudice Rule 617 Impeachment by Impaired Capacity Rule 618 Impeachment of Expert by Learned Treatises ARTICLE V...
Testimony by Experts Rule 703 Bases of Opinion Testimony by Experts
Opinion on Ultimate Issue Rule 705 Disclosure of Facts or Data Underlying Expert Opinion
CourtAppointed Experts ARTICLE VIII HEARSAY Rule 801 Definitions Rule 802 Hearsay Rule Rule 803 Hearsay Exceptions
Hearsay Exceptions Declarant Unavailable
Hearsay Within Hearsay Rule 806 Attacking and Supporting Credibility of Declarant ARTICLE IX AUTHENTICATION Rule 901 Requirement of A...
SelfAuthentication Rule 903 Subscribing Witnesss Testimony
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