World leaders react to a historic shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba. Pakistan buries victims of a school massacre by the Taliban. And U.S. officials say North Korea is behind the hacking of Sony Pictures. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
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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