Tag Archives: causation

The Daily Digest, 4/8/11

Competency proceedings seem like a natural place for criminal defendants to introduce expert evidence using cognitive neuroscience or behavioral genetics. In competency proceedings, while objective manifestations of competency are relevant, so is evidence about the particular defendant’s subjective capacity. A … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest, 3/4/11

Proving a causal link between toxin exposure and resulting injury is a hallmark problem in toxic tort cases. Emerging neuroscience has proven a useful tool in some cases providing stronger causal proof of the connection between toxin and injury. In … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest – 2/4/11

Mitigation and Brain Dysfunction Two run of the mill brain dysfunction and mitigation to report today. Neither successful. People v. Thomas, 2011 WL 321789 (Cal. 2011) Defendant was convicted of raping and murdering an 18-year-old student, and was sentenced to … Continue reading

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