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Trial Evidence 6E

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Sixth Edition

Thomas MauetUniversity of Arizona
Warren D. WolfsonDean Emeritus, DePaul Law School, retired, Appellate Court of Illinois

2016. 540 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-7002-9. 

About the Book

Well-known and experienced authors, highly respected in the clinical field, Thomas A. Mauet and Warren D. Wolfson provide a complete review of the effective use of evidence in a trial setting. Trial Evidence, Sixth Edition  is structured around the way judges and trial lawyers think about evidentiary rules, with particular focus on the Federal Rules of Evidence. Numerous examples show how evidentiary issues actually arise, both before and during trial. A logical organization follows the sequence of a trial: opening statement, direct examination, cross examination, and closing arguments. “Law and Practice” sections throughout the book are based on actual federal and state cases and bring “real life” to the law of evidence. The accessible style of Trial Evidence always focuses on practice over theory.


Key Features of the New Edition:
• Revised and expanded Sec. 7.1 and other sections dealing with the Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause, including the Supreme Court’s most recent decision in Ohio v. Clark, decided in June 2015 
• Revised Sec. 10.11 covering electronic communications evidence. In particular, the issue of authentication has become central in determining the admissibility of electronic communications, and the section expands its analysis of this issue
• Includes discussions of amendments to Rules 801(d)(1)(B) and 803(6)-(8) of the Federal Rules of Evidence, which became law on December 1, 2014
• Includes all Supreme Court decisions through June 2015 affecting evidence rules

Preface / Sample Chapters