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United States v. Parker, 871 F.3d 590 (8th Cir. 2017)

Case (cite)
United States v. Parker, 871 F.3d 590 (8th Cir. 2017)
Year
2017
State
8th circuit
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
Kristin Reynolds
Summary of reasons for ruling
Defendant argues that the expert violated her prohibition on testifying she was "100% sure" or "certain" that the bullets matched the gun by "describing the general reliability of the ballistics testing process." The court holds that she stayed within the bounds set by the lower court after reviewing the trial transcript. (No explanation as to why or what the transcript said)
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
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
Discussion of error rates / reliability
N
Frye Ruling
N
Limiting testimony ruling
N
Language imposed by court to limit testimony
N/A (trial court set limitations on "100% sure" or "certain")
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