The trial of Robert E. Chambers, Jr., for the murder of eighteen year old Jennifer Levin in Central Park in 1986, drew national attention to a deficiency in our system of expert testimony. The testimonies of the key experts on both sides conflicted on a central factual question. The jury was confronted with an evidentiary stalemate.
Tahirih V. Lee,
Court-Appointed Experts and Judicial Reluctance: A Proposal to Amend Rule 706 of the Federal Rules of Evidence,
Yale L. & Pol'y Rev.
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