Understanding Rule 201 of the Federal Rules of Evidence

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While the federal rules of evidence erect numerous hurdles to erect numerous hurdles to the admission of evidence in a federal trial, many procedural devices can be employed to overcome—or at least sidestep—those hurdles. One of the more customary mechanisms used to clear evidentiary hurdles such as  authentication and hearsay is a request for judicial notice pursuant to Rule of 201 of the Federal Rules of Evidence.

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