Saturday, March 20, 2004

Daubert and the Vernal Equinox

Last year, we couldn't get anyone to venture an opinion. But last year, there was no blog, and news of the challenge may not have spread very far. So we're giving everybody another chance. Why not go ahead and tackle the vernal equinox hypothetical.
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.