3. Got another jury summons for a car accident case but wasn't selected during voir dire, then got questioned/lectured later in chambers by the judge about the importance of being impartial. I said sorry, but I can't and wouldn't weigh expert testimony equally if one expert is an Ortho, and the other expert is a Chiropractor. I would give greater weight/expert credit to the Orthopaedic. Still would today.
Interesting interpretation of impartiality by the judge since it is the jury's duty to determine the veracity of the expert.
I know we got very clear instructions not to weigh the testimony of the police officer any different than anyone else, but do they say the same for an expert witness? I assume they get that distinction since they have been qualified as an expert. Does that mean then that all expert witnesses testimonies should be viewed the same? Why? as a jury I have the right to decide who's testimony I believe. Then again just cause one is Ortho and one is a Chiropractor doesn't mean flat out the ortho's testimony should win. Ortho, might have been a complete idiot or argument and ignored the facts in front of them. There are degreed scientists, who have some very unscientific beliefs and will testify to them. So just having a title in your name or degree in your pocket should not mean much, need more evidence to believe your special.
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