Admissability of Scientific Evidence – Daubert v. Merrell Dow (1993)

The U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Daubert v. Merrell Dow (1993) rejected the Frye  test and Frye-plus tests for the admissibility of certain scientific evidence (see admissibility tests lecture).  Instead of “general acceptance” in the scientific community, the Daubert test requires an independent judicial assessment of reliability.  Among other purposes, the Daubert test is intended […]

Frye v. The United States

No. 3968 Court of Appeals of District of Columbia 293 F. 1013; 1923 U.S. App. LEXIS 1712; 54 App. D.C. 46; 34 A.L.R. 145 December 3, 1923, Decided PRIOR HISTORY:   [**1] Appeal from the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. CORE TERMS: blood pressure, deception, systolic, conscious, discovery, scientific principle, expert testimony, scientific, experiments, […]