Third DCA Takes on Daubert & Police Identification of Marijuana

There's an age old saying: "The wheels of justice turn slow."  It's been over twenty years since the United States Supreme Court decided Daubert v. Merrll Dow Pharmaceuticals, which held that Federal Rule of Evidence 702 should no longer be limited only to the "general acceptance"(or Frye)  standard for assessing the admissibility of scientific expert testimony.  Since that time, the federal courts have been dealing with the implications of that holding.  In subsequent cases -- e.g. General Electric Co. v. Joiner and Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael -- the Supreme Court has further expounded upon this principle. But the holding of Daubert didn't...

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