The committee that sets the rules for federal courts is expected to significantly toughen the standards judges use to screen expert testimony, according to a report in Legal Newsline.
The Advisory Committee on Evidence Rules has proposed amendments to Rule 702 governing testimony by experts who are hired to explain complex technical issues to lay jurors. The amendments would clarify the “gatekeeper” role of judges and prohibit the looser standards some federal courts have applied.
In 2020, ILR submitted comments to the Advisory Committee on Evidence Rules regarding possible amendments to Rule 702. The letter is linked here.