Rule 702

One of the Federal Rules of Evidence that governs admissibility of scientific evidence in a court of law
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Rule 702 also provides for "generalized" expert testimony under a separate standard.
There are two standards used to make this determination: the Frye standard and Rule 702.
Fifteen years have passed, and it is now apparent that the 2000 amendments to Rule 702 have not succeeded in entrenching this responsibility.
The 2000 amendments to Rule 702 sought to resolve the debate that had emerged in the courts in the 1990s over the proper meaning of Daubert by codifying the rigorous and structured approach to expert admissibility announced in the Daubert trilogy.
104) Rule 702, which governs the admissibility of expert testimony, originally stated "[i]f 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.
In Daubert, the Court stated that the purpose of Rule 702 is to ensure that the expert's testimony admitted into evidence is both relevant and reliable.
The Daubert Court evaluated the language of Federal Rules of Evidence 401, 402 (Rule 402), and, most importantly, Rule 702, and compared them to the Frye standard.
Whether syndrome evidence is scientific or nonscientific expertise, a federal court's decision regarding admissibility will in either case be guided by rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence, pertaining to testimony by expert witnesses, (52) and the Supreme Court's decision in Daubert v.
Oh, Assessing the Admissibility of Nonscientific Expert Evidence Under Federal Evidence Rule 702, 64 DEF.
Senate Bill 669 requires the application of Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence to LHWCA cases.
Finally, the bill adds a scientific evidence standard to expert witness testimony, following Rule 702 of Federal Rules of Evidence.