In many respects [the scientific expert] seems to be a positive annoyance to lawyers, and even to judges at times, a sort of intractable, incompatible, inharmonious factor, disturbing the otherwise smooth current of legal procedure; too important or necessary to be ruled out, too intelligent and disciplined mentally to yield without reason to ordinary rules and regulations of the court,... and, at the same time[,] possessing an undoubted influence with the jury, that it is difficult to restrict by the established rules and maxims of legal procedure. It is often said, with good cause, that . . . the goal of a trial and the goal of science are . . . at odds. . . . [A]s a general rule, . . . courts don't do science very well.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Law and Contemporary Problems|
|State||Published - Sep 14 2009|
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