Federal Rules of Evidence
Rules, Legislative History, Commentary and Authority
by Glen Weissenberger, James J. Duane
1232 pp $110.00
This one-volume, softbound treatise provides clear and concise explanations for the application and practical effect of each Rule of Evidence—a valuable resource for any Evidence student. This treatise was recently cited as "the authoritative text" on federal evidence law (United States v. Schlesinger, 372 F. Supp. 2d 711, 720 (E.D.N.Y. 2005). It contains a careful examination of the most recent changes in the Federal Rules and includes a detailed line-by-line summary and analysis of Federal Rule of Evidence 502, which sets forth certain important new limitations on the waiver of the attorney-client privilege and work product protection. It also discusses the Supreme Court's decision in Kansas v. Ventris (2009), concerning the extent to which a witness may be impeached with prior inconsistent statements that were obtained in violation of witness's constitutional rights. And of course it includes an extensive discussion of four landmark Supreme Court decisions, Crawford v. Washington (2004), Davis v. Washington (2006), Whorton v. Bockting (2007), and Giles v. California (2008), which have completely rewritten the law governing the right of a criminal defendant to rely on the Confrontation Clause to obtain the exclusion of otherwise admissible hearsay
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