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Case Name: Wm DAUBERT
v. MERRELL DOW PHARMACEUTICALS, INC

Date, Location, Cite: 1993 CA
113 S.Ct.. 2786
US SUPREME COURT

Federal Rules of Evidence supersede the Frye test (qv): "If scientific... or other tech knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence.. a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise." Rule 702 See Khumo

Recently, the State of California, in People v. Leahy [882 P.2d 321] has held that Frye is still the standard at a state level, at least in their state.