When expert witnesses give testimony, jurors often do not understand the technical information and thereby are in no ...

on December 18, 2019


I got this answer right because I was able to eliminate the wrong answer choices. Does B not require us to make the assumption that at least one set of jury, who are unable to access the reliability of expert testimonies because both sides seem competent, do not think that one expert may seem more reliable than the other?

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Skylar on December 20, 2019


Yes, (B) does require that at least one jury was unable to determine that one expert is more reliable than the other. However, this is acceptable because the passage describes circumstances that "frequently" lead to "leaving the jury unable to assess the reliability of their [expert witnesses'] testimony." Therefore, we can infer safely that at least one jury could not assess a difference in reliability and therefore made their decisions on other criteria.

Does that make sense? Please reach out with any other questions!

on December 20, 2019

Thanks Skylar.

Ravi on January 16, 2020

@tomgbean, let us know if you have any other questions!