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Unformatted text preview: ent! Even if the photocopies are considered to be duplicates, as Xerox copies may be, they would also be admissible, since Rangel did not raise a genuine issue concerning their authenticity. Duplicate freely admissible in lieu of the original where there is no concern of authenticity and the substitution is not unfair. Notes: So simply have to ask which writings are material? Then each of those in species is an original. Definition of original: The writing itself is an original the writing that is of legal significance at that moment in the courtroom is an original writing. Best Evidence Rule: Admissibility of Other Evidence to Prove Contents FRE 1004
FRE 1004. Admissibility of Other Evidence of Contents. The original is not required, and other evidence of the contents of a writing, recording, or photograph is admissible if: Originals Lost or Destroyed. All originals are lost or have been destroyed, unless the proponent lost or destroyed them in bad faith! Original Not Obtainable. No original can be obtained by any available judicial process or p...
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