best evidence rule


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Noun1.best evidence rule - a rule of evidence requiring that to prove the content of a writing or recording or photograph the original is required
rule of evidence - (law) a rule of law whereby any alleged matter of fact that is submitted for investigation at a judicial trial is established or disproved
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She added that the prosecution violated the Best Evidence Rule when it only presented a photocopy of the NBN contract and failed to present the original contract or even a certified true copy.
The topics include relevance: general principles and special applications, hearsay exemptions, hearsay and the confrontation clause, expert testimony and scientific evidence, and the best evidence rule.
14) Since one could see the best evidence rule itself as partially providing for the special epistemic context of the courtroom, such exceptions and limitations will tend to blur the epistemic line between the courtroom context and the mundane epistemic contexts we usually find ourselves in outside the court.
Michael Ancheta, the lawyer of Cambe, also said before the court that offering the hard drive is in "violation of the best evidence rule.
Unless certain exceptional circumstances existed, the Best Evidence Rule required the content of a writing to be proved by the original writing and not by testimony recounting its contents or by a copy of the writing.
The Best Evidence Rule can be seen as constructed leniently toward
The evidentiary standard for digital image copies of documents and signed contracts when introduced by a private litigant remains reliant upon the business records foundation and the best evidence rule.
54) Moreover, if the lower court takes the Third Circuit's advice on remand and issues an adverse inference sanction, the court will not achieve any additional prophylactic goal not already addressed by the best evidence rule.
As a lawyer I understand how subpoenas work, and that, thanks to the best evidence rule, nearly everything is discoverable.
It discusses the general concepts of preliminary questions, judicial notice, relevancy, expert witness testimony, hearsay, authentication and the Best Evidence rule as they pertain to specific electronic data.
Chapters cover procedures, the competency of the witness, authentication, Rule 403 and legal relevance limitations on credibility evidence, privileges and similar doctrines, the best evidence rule, opinion evidence, the hearsay rule, and substitutes for evidence.
This constitutes the crux of the best evidence rule.