In 2013, Georgia adopted its new evidence code, patterned after the federal rules of evidence. Almost immediately, there was a divide among legal observers. Many remained fixated on pre- 2013 Georgia evidence authority. Others, like ICLE’s Carlson on Evidence, provided readers with expansive federal authority to apply to Georgia’s new evidence code.
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In a series of dramatic 2015 decisions, the Georgia Supreme Court resolved the issue. Federal case law—the Eleventh Circuit’s in particular—should be used to interpret Georgia’s new and federalized evidence provisions. Notable Georgia Court of Appeals decisions have aligned with this approach.
Since its first edition, Carlson on Evidence has focused on comprehensive, rule-by-rule, comparative examination of Georgia’s new evidence code and its federal counterpart. In its fourth edition, Carlson on Evidence has expanded its unparalleled content even further with a wide array of 2016 Georgia and Federal evidence, authority, and analysis.
Make sure your law library, trial notebook, and appellate binder have the latest edition of ICLE’s Carlson on Evidence.