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In five previous Georgia and Eleventh Circuit evidence survey articles, the author extolled the virtues of the proposed Georgia Rules of Evidence.' These rules roughly tracked the Federal Rules of Evidence and would replace Georgia's existing evidence code which is, in reality, not a code at all but rather a jumble of disjointed statutes found in several different titles of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated and countless court decisions. The proposed rules were first introduced in the General Assembly in 1989 and were approved by the Senate in 1990 and 1991 but have never been reported out of the House Judiciary Committee. Given the rather tepid treatment the rules have received by the General Assembly, the prospects for a new and improved Georgia evidence code appear to be dim. This Article, however, will continue in the tradition of past Georgia survey articles and will follow the organizational format of the Federal Rules of Evidence.

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