Newton’s Third Law of Evidence

December 12, 2011

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XXXI Counsel
  • 110XXXI(C) Adequacy of Representation
  • 110XXXI(C)2 Particular Cases and Issues
  • 110k1921 Introduction of and Objections to Evidence at Trial
  • 110k1931 k. Experts; Opinion Testimony.

110 Criminal LawThe Strickland test for ineffective assistance of counsel does not enact Newton’s third law for the presentation of evidence, requiring for every prosecution expert an equal and opposite expert from the defense; rather, in many instances cross-examination will be sufficient to expose defects in an expert’s presentation.
Crain v. State, 2011 WL 4835656 (Fla. 2011)
Suggested by Kara Boucher, Principal Attorney Editor, Westlaw