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Here’s a round-up of articles that could be “all about voir dire” or simply interesting things to ponder as you go about your daily tasks. You may not think of Lemony Snicket as an expert on voir dire but he may have a point with the quote illustrating this post when it comes to voir […]

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bias switch on

Despite Hillary Clinton’s historic shattering of the glass ceiling with her Presidential candidacy and Barack Obama’s Presidency (which was predicted to start a national conversation on race)—both sexism and racism are alive and well and living (not very peacefully) in our midst. It’s time for an update on racism and sexism—and spoiler alert—this will not […]

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CRISPR teaching video

We’ve written about CRISPR (aka gene editing) before and even about concerns of Americans about use of emerging technologies, and while this post is sort of about CRISPR—it is also about visual evidence done right. We often work on cases where jurors will need to understand very complex information. It may be a patent case […]

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amish quilt for tidbits post

Here’s another collection of tidbits that did not stimulate full posts but that we found interesting enough to share with you so that you can investigate them more for yourself if you so desire. While this post contains more serious information than we usually share in these sorts of posts, it is useful information to […]

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We wrote about this scale in our last post when researchers (trying to convince the reader there is such a thing as a good psychopath for you to hire) used it in a study of German adults. The PPI-R is apparently a measure of psychopathy that is able to “detect relatively mild levels of psychopathy […]

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