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News Posted on March 5, 2014

Professor Imwinkelried Speaks on Evidence at California Appellate Counsel Seminar

On March 1, Professor Edward Imwinkelried was the opening speaker at a plenary session of a seminar sponsored by California Appellate Defense Counsel.  The seminar was held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. 

Professor Imwinkelried discussed the evidentiary issues posed by several recent case law developments: the California Supreme Court's enunciation of a new standard for the admissibility of expert testimony in Sargon Enterprises, Inc. v. University of Southern California; the United States Supreme Court's decision in Williams v. Illinois, dealing with the interface between expert opinion testimony and the Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause; and the litigation in the state of Washington over the question of whether the proponent of a point estimate of a scientific measurement must present testimony about a confidence interval for the estimate.