In State v. Sneed the New Mexico Supreme Court limited its disapproval of evidence of probability statistics to the particular facts presented but failed to articulate specific safeguards for subsequent use of such evidence. This note explores the nature of probability statistics, their potential utility in a legal context, and criteria by which their admissibility might be determined.
Evidence: Admission of Mathematical Probability Statistics Held Erroneous for Want of Demonstration of Validity,
1967 Duke Law Journal
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