A New Guide To Understanding Science In The Courtroom

Law360, New York (January 9, 2012, 3:42 PM EST) -- The Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence was first published in 1994, one year after the seminal U.S. Supreme Court Case Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc.[1] tasked federal judges to act as “gatekeepers” for the admission of scientific expert testimony.

Since that time, scientific evidence has played an increasingly large role in litigation, requiring judges and attorneys to understand an array of scientific concepts in order to fulfill their respective roles of gatekeeper and advocate. From the time of its first publication, and the subsequent publication...
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