Federal Rules of Evidence

Federal Rules of Evidence
n.
Rules governing the admission of evidence before U.S. district courts, U.S. magistrates, and bankruptcy court, which have been used as a model for rules of evidence by many states.

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Federal Rules of Evidence
The Federal Rules of Evidence generally govern civil and criminal proceedings in the courts of the United States and proceedings before U.S. bankruptcy judges and U.S. magistrates, to the extent and with the exceptions stated in the rules. Promulgated by the U.S. Supreme Court and amended by Congress from time to time, the Federal Rules of Evidence are considered legislative enactments that have the force of statute, and courts interpret them as they would any other statute, employing traditional tools of statutory construction in applying their provisions.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


Federal Rules of Evidence
The Federal Rules of Evidence generally govern civil and criminal proceedings in the courts of the United States and proceedings before U.S. bankruptcy judges and U.S. magistrates, to the extent and with the exceptions stated in the rules. Promulgated by the U.S. Supreme Court and amended by Congress from time to time, the Federal Rules of Evidence are considered legislative enactments that have the force of statute, and courts interpret them as they would any other statute, employing traditional tools of statutory construction in applying their provisions.

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