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Psychology In the Courtroom – Is Social Science “Common Sense” or a Tool to Correct Juror Misconceptions?

By Thomas G. Wilkinson and Thomas M. O’Rourke The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued two decisions regarding the use of social science experts in criminal cases.  As noted by University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris, however, the opinions appear

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The Supreme Court’s Confrontation with Forensic Evidence: Williams v. Illinois

by:  Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner On June 18, 2012, the Supreme Court came down with a fractured 5-4 decision disrupting long-standing 6th Amendment Confrontation Clause precedent as it applies to forensic evidence.  Williams v. Illinois, No. 10-8505 (June 18,

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