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Evidence: Best Evidence Rule

Author: Colin Miller
Subject: Law
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: CALI's eLangdell® Press
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The Best Evidence Rule/ contained in Article X of the Federal Rules of Evidence (Rules 1001-1008) and state counterparts/ is a Rule that requires a party seeking to prove the contents of a writing/ recording/ or photograph to produce the original (or a duplicate) or account for its nonproduction. Through a series of cases and hypotheticals drawn from actual cases/ this chapter gives readers a roadmap for how to address any Best Evidence Rule issue in practice. Faculty materials also available: In addition to the free/ open learning materials for students listed above/ this eLangdell chapter includes a teacher's manual. Faculty and staff at CALI member schools can access these materials by logging in to eLangdell with a cali.org username and password. Contact CALI.

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