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Juries and DNA evidence

A new study (subscriber-only link) has just appeared in the Journal of Legal Studies, by Dale A. Nance and Scott B. Morris, assessing jurors' evaluation of DNA evidence. According to Prof. Bainbridge, the study tends to support the conclusion that poor presentation by lawyers, as opposed to intrinsic degree of technical difficulty, is often the key obstacle to juror comprehension of the technical issues at stake, a theme popular with the let-it-all-in side of the Daubert wars. Larry Ribstein weighs in as well.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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