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Trial Evidence 2011: Advocacy, Analysis, & Illustrations

By   /  June 1, 2012  /  Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Evidence 

Evidence Puzzle

This segment will review fundamental evidentiary principles as well as recent developments in evidence law, concentrating on the Federal Rules of Evidence. Many of New York’s evidence principles mirror the Federal Rules. New York is one of the relatively few states that does not have an evidence code; most New York evidence law derives from decisions of the New York courts. While mainly similar, there are some differences between federal evidence law and New York evidence law.

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Social Media, the Sixth Amendment, and Restyling: Recent Developments in the Federal Law of Evidence

By   /  June 1, 2012  /  6th Amendment, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Evidence 

Social Media

Three developments dominated the federal law of evidence during the last twelve months. First, a fully restyled version of the federal rules took effect on December 1, 2011. . . . Second, the Supreme Court further explored the Sixth Amendment’s restraints on hearsay evidence offered against criminal defendants. . . . Finally, social media raised new challenges in courtrooms across the country.

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