On March 12, 2020, WLF submitted a letter to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts’ Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, along with two WLF Working Papers, to inform one of its subcommittee’s consideration of federal evidence rules reform. At its Spring 2020 meeting, the Advisory Committee on Evidence Rules will be discussing whether to amend Federal Rule of Evidence 702, which governs the admissibility of expert evidence in federal cases. WLF urged the Committee to consider the information and analysis in the Working Papers the letter referenced, both of which document how some federal judges have strayed from Rule 702 when ruling on expert evidence. 

 Letter to Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure

 Attachment 1: Weight of the Evidence: A Lower Expert Evidence Standard Metastasizes in Federal Courts

 Attachment 2: Inconsistent Gatekeeping Undercuts the Continuing Promise of Daubert