Best Evidence- Public Records, Voluminous writings, proving contents of writings
Contents of something on public record may be proven by copy that is certified as correct OR testified to as correct by a witness who has compared it to the original
- Voluminous writings, recordings, or photographs otherwise admissible (all the documents are independently admissible) that cannot be conveniently examined in court may be pressed in the form of chart, summary, or calculation.
- Court may order the originals to be produced in court though
- And the originals must be made available for both parties to examine or copy at a reasonable time and place
contents of writings, etc. may be proved by testimony or depositions of party they are being offered against or by that party’s written admission, without accounting for the originals (ex: admitting in the depo that that is the original)