Judges and juries must make momentous and intricate decisions. The temptation is overwhelming for the court to request assistance from those who claim to know facts, interpretations, and explanatory models that promise to make those decisions more accurate.1 As long as some of us know more than others about specific probative matters, courts will certainly seek to know what those experts know or, to anticipate, what they claim to know. But how can courts optimize their consumption of this expertise?
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