Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Annals of Pro Se Expert Retention (Singapore Edition)

Was this Singapore defendant drinking:
(a) when he committed the shooting?

(b) when he decided to represent himself?

(c) when he retained his psychiatric expert?
Select all that apply.


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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.