Saturday, March 27, 2004

D.C. Mayor Fires Health Chief over Handling of Lead Contamination

According to today's New York Times, the mayor of Washington, D.C., has dismissed the city's chief health officer, citing his inadequate response to the problem of lead contamination in city drinking water. (See our post of 3/20/04.)
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.