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State v. Schreuder, 712 P.2d 264 (Utah 1985)

Case (cite)
State v. Schreuder, 712 P.2d 264 (Utah 1985)
Year
1985
State
Utah
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; ballistics
Defense or Prosecution Expert
Prosecution
Name of expert(s) who were the subject of the ruling
Peterson
Summary of reasons for ruling
The court affirmed the lower court's finding that the expert's inability at the preliminary hearing to remember the exact nature of the striations on the bullet did not require the exclusion of the evidence because it went to the weight rather than to admissibility.
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
Peterson
Names of defense expert(s) who testified at hearing (or None).
None
Discussion of 2009 NAS Report (NAS2009) or PCAST report (PCAST)
N
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

This is not a ruling concerning the admissibility of expert testimony.