The Issue

New York’s standard for evidence is nearly a century old, and requires only that the methods used to support scientific theories of causation (for example, the side effects of a drug) are “generally accepted.” This outdated standard allows cases based on junk science to clog our courts.

The Solution

LRANY supports the implementation of the “Daubert standard,” which requires that theories must be based on sound scientific method. This standard has already been adopted by a majority of states and the federal court system.

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