- Frontmatter -- Introduction. Scope of the Subject and Preliminary Distinctions -- Introduction. General Theory and Procedure of Admissibility -- General Theory of Relevancy -- Introductory: General Theory of Circumstantial Evidence -- Character or Disposition as Evidence of a Human Act -- Physical Capacity, or Habit or Custom, and Design or Plan as Evidence of a Human Act -- Opportunity, Alibi, Commission of Act by Other Person, Suicide -- Retrospectant Evidence -- Evidence to Prove Character or Disposition -- Evidence to Prove Physical or Mental Capacity, Design, or Intent -- Evidence to Prove Knowledge, Belief, or Consciousness -- Conduct as Evidence -- Other Offenses or Similar Acts, as Evidence of Knowledge, Design, or Intent -- Evidence to Prove Habit, Status, Course of Business, or Custom -- Evidence to Prove Emotion (Motive, Feeling, Passion) -- Evidence to Prove Identity -- Evidence to Prove Facts of External Inanimate Nature -- Testimonial Evidence -- Testimonial Qualifications -- Mental Derangement -- Mental Immaturity (Infancy) -- Moral Depravity -- Experiential Capacity -- Interest as a Testimonial Qualification -- Subtopic B. Marital Relationship as a Testimonial Disqualification -- Testimonial Knowledge -- Knowledge Required for Special Subjects -- Testimonial Recollection -- Testimonial Narration or Communication -- Confessions of an Accused Person -- Testimonial Impeachment. -- Character, Mental Defects, Bias, etc., Used as General Qualities to Discredit -- Evidencing Bias, Corruption, and Interest (by Conduct and Circumstances) -- Evidencing Moral Character, Skill, Memory, Knowledge, etc. (by Particular Instances of Conduct) -- Specific Error (Contradiction) -- Self-Contradiction -- Admissions. -- Testimonial Rehabilitation (Supporting the Credit of an Impeached Witness) -- Autoptic Proference (Real Evidence) -- Rules of Auxiliary Probative Policy -- Production of Documentary Originals -- Rules of Testimonial Preference -- Provisional Testimonial Preferences -- Conclusive or Absolute Preferences -- Analytic Rules: The Hearsay Rule -- The Hearsay Rule Satisfied by Cross-Examination -- The Hearsay Rule Satisfied by Confrontation -- Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule (Introductory) -- Dying Declarations -- Statements of Facts Against Interest -- Declarations About Family History (Pedigree) -- Attestation of a Subscribing Witness -- Regular Entries -- Sundry Statements of Deceased Persons -- Reputation -- Official Statements -- Sundry Exceptions -- Statements of a Mental or Physical Condition -- Spontaneous Exclamations (Res Gestae) -- Hearsay Rule Not Applicable (Verbal Acts, Res Gestae, etc.) -- Hearsay Rule as Applicable to Court Officers (Juror, Judge, Counsel, Interpreter) -- Prophylactic Rules -- Sequestration of Witnesses -- Preliminary Notice, or Discovery, to the Opponent -- Simplificative Rules -- Rules to Avoid Confusion or Undue Prejudice -- General Principle -- Opinion Rule Applied to Sundry Topics -- Opinion Rule as Applied to Testimony to Moral Character and Professional Skill -- Opinion Rule as Applied to Handwriting Evidence -- Synthetic (or Quantitative) Rules -- Kinds of Witnesses Required -- Verbal Completeness -- Authentication of Documents -- Rules of Absolute Exclusion -- Testimonial Duty, in General -- Privilege as to Attendance (Viatorial Privilege) -- Sundry Privileged Topics -- Privilege for Anti-Marital Facts (Husband or Wife Testifying Against the Other) -- Privilege Against Self-Incrimination -- Confidential Communications in General -- Communications Between Attorney and Client -- Communications Between Husband and Wife -- Communications by and to Jurors -- State Secrets and Official Documents -- Communications Between Physician and Patient -- Communications Between Priest and Penitent -- Parol Evidence Rule -- General Theory (Burden of Proof; Presumption) -- Burdens and Presumptions in Specific Issues -- To Whom Evidence Must Be Presented -- Judicial Notice -- Judicial Admissions -- Federal Rules of Evidence Appendix -- Table -- Index.
- The preeminent treatise on the American law of evidence, providing exhaustive and authoritative guidance on the admissibility of evidence at trials, with coverage of the common law, the history and development of evidence rules, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and state evidence rules and codes. Relied on by state and federal courts as the ultimate authority for important evidence questions, Wigmore is an invaluable aid in determining the admissibility of evidence in federal and state courts. Vol. 1: §§ 1-21 Vol. 1A: §§ 24-218; Vol. 2: §§ 219-686; Vol. 3: §§ 687-867; Vo. 3A: §§ 874-1086; Vol. 4: §§ 1048-1357; Vol. 5: §§ 1360-1684; Vol. 6: §§ 1690-1913; Vol. 7: §§ 1917-2169; Vol. 8: §§ 2175-2396; Vol. 9: §§ 2400-2597.
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