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Diane talks with two experts about the latest decisions from the Supreme Court allowing judges to determine who is allowed to testify as an "expert" scientific witness and who is not. This decision can determine what testimony juries will hear in liability and medical malpractice cases. The panel talks about the increasing importance of expert witnesses in trials, and the consequences of trying to keep "junk science" out of the courtroom.
- Peter Huber senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author, with Kenneth R. Foster, of "Judging Science" (MIT Press)
- Fred Baron president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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