SCOPA Upholds Superior Court’s Exclusion of Expert Testimony on False Memories

In Commonwealth v. McGinnis, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (SCOPA) was asked “whether ‘generic’ false memories expert testimony in a child sexual abuse prosecution, which the defendant is presenting solely to educate jurors about how legitimate and false/distorted memories are and can be created in children, is admissible at trial.”On Dec. 1, SCOPA released their evenly divided opinion. Therefore, affirming…

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