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Advanced Evidence Spring 2023 (4 credit)

Defense Brief on Appeal of Trial Court's Exclusion of Expert Testimony on False Confessions

This is an excerpt of the defendant's brief in New York v. Evans (2016). This portion of the brief includes portions of the argument explaining why the trial court was wrong to exclude the proposed defense expert on false confessions. When reading this, focus on (a) the factors that contribute to false confessions and (b) observe where you find the lawyer's arguments, use of authority, and language choices more or less persuasive. 
The full brief is available on Westlaw at 2015 WL 10713575 and I also posted it on Moodle under "Class 12." The defense attorney who authored the brief is Glenn Garber.