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Resource ID: #13474
Subject: Courts
Source: ABA Journal
Affiliation: 
Date: September, 1996

Description

ABA Journal looks at the increase in recent years of scientific evidence in legal trials. Many juries are not schooled enough in the sciences to determine whether or not a witness is a credible scientific "expert." A new precedent set in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc. hopes to increase the responsibilities of federal judges as "gatekeepers" to keep out incredible scientific testimony.

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