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Sovereign Camp, W.O.W., v. Gunn, 140 So. 410 (Ala. 1932)

Case (cite)
Sovereign Camp, W.O.W., v. Gunn, 140 So. 410 (Ala. 1932)
Year
1932
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
Wesley
Summary of reasons for ruling
"In view of the trial to follow, we suggest that with the bullet and cartridge properly identified, the question propounded to the witness Wesley, “I will ask you, Mr. Wesley, in your opinion, whether you think that bullet came out of this cartridge?” should have been allowed. We think the witness had shown himself to be duly qualified."
The jurisdiction’s standard for expert admissibility at the time – list all that apply: (Frye), (Daubert), (Post-2000 Rule 702), (Other)
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
Y
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

Enirety of the discussion is pasted into the reasoning. It is unclear whether the defendant was objecting to the expert in the first place. Not very relevant case.