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People v. Buckowski, 233 P.2d 912 (Cal. 1951)

Case (cite)
People v. Buckowski, 233 P.2d 912 (Cal. 1951)
Year
1951
State
California
Type of proceeding
Appellate
Type of claim
Evidentiary; Due Process
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
Does not name
Summary of reasons for ruling
Defendant argues that the evidence does not justify the verdict because the expert testified that the gun marked each bullet fired in a different location but also testified that the markings were identical with those found on the recovered bullet. Defendant argues that because no photographs were introduced into evidence "the presumption of Code of Civil Procedure section 1963(6) arises to the effect that higher evidence would be adverse where inferior evidence is produced." The court disagrees and held that no more than oral testimony was required from the expert to support his conclusions. The court does not explain why.
The jurisdiction’s standard for expert admissibility at the time – list all that apply: (Frye), (Daubert), (Post-2000 Rule 702), (Other)
N/A
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
N
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

No anlaysis. Just a one sentence conclusion that the expert does not need more than oral testimony.