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Galileo’s Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom

Peter W. Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute (Basic Books, August 1991)

In this seminal work on the emerging class of lawyers and expert witnesses who push forward unsubstantiated legal claims on the basis of "junk science," Huber offers a scathing indictment of how legal professionals have shifted the law away from serious science. Huber's intellectual influence on this issue was felt in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which requires judges to be gatekeepers and sort reliable from unreliable scientific evidence and to reject the latter.

Scientific Evidence



Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.