A particularly difficult evidentiary problem facing courts today is the proper standard for the authentication of electronic evidence or social media, such as emails, web pages, text messages, instant messaging and electronic signatures. This article analyzes the court decisions addressing these issues.
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GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-60; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-60
Kirkpatrick, Laird C., § 9:9 Authenticating Email, Social Media, Web Pages, Text Messages, Instant Messaging, Electronic Signatures (December 18, 2014). 5 Federal Evidence 9:9 (4th ed. Thomson/Reuters 2013); GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-60; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-60. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2540102