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Overcoming The Mistrust Of Science In An Alt-Fact Age

Law360 (February 22, 2018, 4:47 PM EST) -- As trial lawyers, we sometimes pretend that our trials are conducted in a vacuum. In our perfect world, the jury listens carefully — and objectively — to the evidence we put on and the opinions of our experts; gives particular credence to science, of course; is persuaded by our argument; and weighs it all against the other side's evidence. This mythical jury checks its biases at the door, does not consider facts outside the evidence, and reaches a verdict in our favor. No matter how earnest...
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