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State v. Hunt, 53 Wis. 2d 734, 193 N.W.2d 858 (1972)

Case (cite)
State v. Hunt, 53 Wis. 2d 734, 193 N.W.2d 858 (1972)
Year
1972
State
Wisconsin
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
Does not name
Summary of reasons for ruling
"Defendant contends the fact that the witness studied under only one person, knew little of recent literature on the subject of ballistics, and did not reveal his academic training in the area demonstrates that the trial court erred in allowing him to testify. However, the record reveals that the witness had great experience in the field of ballistics. This experience was sufficient for the trial court to permit him to render an expert opinion."
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
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

Entire analysis in the reasoning section