Saturday, December 06, 2003

Justice Breyer Addresses AEI on the Judicial Uses of Economic Reasoning

As CNN reports, Justice Breyer addressed the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, discussing reliance by nonexpert, generalist judges on technical economic learning. The AEI's website has the entire, hour-long address available on video.
Fed. R. Evid. 702: If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise, if (1) the testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data, (2) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods, and (3) the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case.