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Collins v. State, 33 So.2d 18 (Ala. 1947)

Case (cite)
Collins v. State, 33 So.2d 18 (Ala. 1947)
Year
1947
State
Alabama
Type of proceeding
Appellate
Type of claim
Evidentiary
Expert evidence ruling reversing or affirming on appeal:
Admitted
What was the ruling?
Correct to Admit
Type of evidence at issue:
Firearms identification
Defense or Prosecution Expert
Prosecution
Name of expert(s) who were the subject of the ruling
Paul E. Shoffeitt
Summary of reasons for ruling
"We have had occasion several times to consider questions of this sort, and the principles of law applicable to the same have been repeated frequently, so that it will not be necessary to do so again, except to say that, in our opinion, the testimony was sufficient to justify the ruling of the court in the exercise of his discretion in permitting the witness to give expression to the opinion which we have just stated."
The jurisdiction’s standard for expert admissibility at the time – list all that apply: (Frye), (Daubert), (Post-2000 Rule 702), (Other)
Other (see precedent)
Did lower court hold a hearing
N/A
Names of prosecution expert(s) two testified at hearing
Names of defense expert(s) who testified at hearing (or None).
Discussion of 2009 NAS Report (NAS2009) or PCAST report (PCAST)
N/A
Discussion of error rates / reliability
N
Frye Ruling
N
Limiting testimony ruling
N
Language imposed by court to limit testimony
N/A
Ruling based in prior precedent / judicial notice
Y (Hicks, Redus, Wilson)
Daubert ruling emphasizing – which factors – (list 1-5)
N/A
Ruling on qualifications of expert
N
Ruling on 702(a) – the expert will help / assist the jury
N
Ruling on 702(b) – the testimony is based on sufficient facts or data
N
Ruling on 702(c) – the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods
N
Ruling on 702(d) – reliable application of principles and methods to the facts of the case
N

Notes

Court described the testimony of the expert but did not analyze or question it. No real analysis