TITLE

Authentication of Social Media Evidence

AUTHOR(S)
Grimm, Honorable Paul W.; Bergstrom, Lisa Yurwit; O'Toole-Loureiro, Melissa M.
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
American Journal of Trial Advocacy;Spring2013, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p433
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The authentication of social media evidence has become a prevalent issue in litigation today, creating much confusion and disarray for attorneys and judges. By exploring the current inconsistencies among courts' decisions, this Article demonstrates the importance of the interplay between Federal Rules of Evidence 901, 104(a), 104(b), and 401--all essential rules for determining the admissibility and authentication of social media evidence. Most importantly, this Article concludes by offering valuable and practical suggestions for attorneys to authenticate social media evidence successfully.
ACCESSION #
110609488

 

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