Monday, October 3, 2011

Science in the courtroom--Justice Stephen Breyer

"In this age of science, science should expect to find a warm welcome, perhaps a permanent home, in our courtrooms. The reason is a simple one. The legal disputes before us increasingly involve the principles and tools of science. Proper resolution of those disputes matters not just to the litigants, but also to the general public—those who live in our technologically complex society and whom the law must serve. Our decisions should reflect a proper scientific and technical understanding so that the law can respond to the needs of the public."

Stephen Breyer, L.L.B., is Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. In the Introduction to the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence: Third Edition

Well stated...and consistent with the purpose of the IDCP blog.

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