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2009-09-16 07:22:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The TASA Group, Inc. (www.TASAnet.com) announces the launch of the Challenge History Report, a tool designed to help plaintiff and defense attorneys check past challenges to the admission of expert witness testimony. The Challenge History Report compiles reported and many unreported decisions where a "gatekeeping" standard or rule, like Daubert, has been cited and/or the expert's qualifications or methods have been challenged or strongly criticized...

2009-09-14 08:35:00

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found that fake video evidence can dramatically alter people's perceptions of events, even convincing them to testify as an eyewitness to an event that never happened. Associate Professor Dr Kimberley Wade from the Department of Psychology led an experiment to see whether exposure to fabricated footage of an event could induce individuals to accuse another person of doing something they never did. In the study, published in Applied Cognitive...

2009-04-01 08:48:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club commends the House for passing legislation that would protect reporters from having to reveal their anonymous sources to government officials, except under extraordinary circumstances. The Club urges the Senate to pass this legislation, so President Obama can then sign it into law. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) "It is past time that reporters have a national shield against government...

2009-02-18 07:07:00

WHAT: The National Academy of Sciences will release a report on the scientific shortcomings and policy changes that could improve the forensic sciences. The report, "Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward," reviews the state of the forensic techniques--fingerprinting, firearms identification and analysis of bite...

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2009-02-05 15:15:00

The National Academy of Sciences is expected to release a report this month that scrutinizes the way forensic evidence is analyzed and used by law enforcement agencies. The report claims that analyses like blood spatter, hair samples, and fingerprinting are "often handled by poorly trained technicians who then exaggerate the accuracy of their methods in court," according to the New York Times. The report includes analysis of widely publicized forensic evidence failures such as the case of...

2009-01-14 11:17:01

A judge in Britain said a man accused of robbing a woman should be found innocent despite impressive testimony from his alleged victim. Bristol Crown Judge Jamie Tabor said he freed 20-year-old defendant, Liam Perks, from robbery charges because the testimony offered by victim Denise Dawson was simply too compelling, The Daily Telegraph said Tuesday. Denise Dawson was a particularly impressive witness because she showed courage, clarity of thought and was undoubtedly honest, Tabor said. The...

2008-12-19 14:49:00

Texas Defendants Vindicated PURVIS, Miss., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Mississippi plaintiffs drilled a dry hole when they sued two Texas companies for allegedly producing millions of dollars of natural gas they did not own. Following one of the longest trials in Lamar County history, jurors sided with the Texas companies awarding the plaintiffs nothing in the case. Lamar County Judge Prentiss Harrell presided over the 8-week trial at the Lamar County Courthouse. Tellus Operating Group brought...

2008-12-18 14:45:00

DALLAS, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As a thought leader in the field of trial advocacy, Trey Cox, a Dallas litigator with Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP published a trial litigation best practices guide on how to use demonstrative evidence -- pictures, charts and summaries -- to connect and resonate with the jury. The essay deconstructs the power of demonstrative evidence and explains the weight it can have on today's juries. Mr. Cox advocates a common sense approach using concise...

2008-12-08 16:56:00

DETROIT, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Ashenfelter and The Detroit Free Press met the highest ethical standards in reporting the Justice Department's 2004 internal investigation of former Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Convertino. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/CLW096LOGO ) To hold public officials accountable, reporters sometimes must use confidential sources and documents to bring important information to the...

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2008-12-08 12:40:00

Border security is becoming even more invasive, as many agents are now not only searching through travelers' luggage, they also want to know the personal details stored on their digital devices. Mohamed Shommo, for example, is an engineer for Cisco Systems Inc. who regularly travels out of the country for business. He has become accustomed to border agents searching through images on his digital camera, Koranic verses and other audio files on his iPod and even Google keyword searches he had...


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