Policy

Expert Testimony and Assistance Resolution (2010)

Short Name: Expert Testimony and Assistance Resolution
Year Adopted: 2010
Meeting Where Adopted: Annual
Policy Number: 2010 AM 100i
Subjects: Death Penalty, Expert Testimony

Resolution Text:

RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges federal, state, local and territorial governments, legislative bodies and courts to provide the funds and other resources necessary to assure that in criminal cases an accused (1) is able to obtain the testing or re-testing of evidence, when feasible, by qualified experts and (2) is provided expert testimonial or other assistance when necessary to assure a fair trial or sentencing proceeding.

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