Chapter7Students-Supp - While the validity of the test is...

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Chapter 7 Q UESTION FOR C LASSROOM D ISCUSSION S UPPLEMENT P AGE 126 [The following is based on question 1 from page 541 of the casebook.] Murder prosecution. Defendant is an aging, bald, overweight law professor. A prosecution expert witness offers to testify that, based application of a radical new technology for DNA testing, the perpetrator’s blood found at the crime scene reveals perpetrator had all these characteristics.
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Unformatted text preview: While the validity of the test is not yet generally accepted among scientists, the test has been published in scientific journals, has a low error rate, the results are subject to retesting, and the test at least has a reasonable level of acceptance in the scientific community . Is the expert’s opinion admissible under Federal Rule 702? Under C.E.C. 801?...
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