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"I think my daughter�s high school science fair projects are more scientific than this....�



Daubert strikes again, as a Texas federal judge throws out a test video relied on by the plaintiffs' expert in a case against Ford. Of the video, produced by an accident reconstructionist and styled as a "sanity test" of rear sensors intended to prevent collisions with children while backing up, the judge commented (PDF, via Hutchinson): �It wasn�t at all the quality experiment that I would expect� and �to say I wasn�t impressed is an understatement�; it �is, in my estimate, an embarrassment to the scientific community.� A Fifth Circuit panel has upheld the exclusion.

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Rafael Mangual
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Manhattan Institute
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