Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in ihe Courtroom by Peter W. HuberGalileo's Revenge: Junk Science in ihe Courtroom by Peter W. Huber

Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in ihe Courtroom

byPeter W. Huber

Paperback | March 24, 1993

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A scathing indictment of the growing role of junk science in our courtrooms. Peter W. Huber shows how time and again lawyers have used—and the courts have accepted—spurious claims by so-called expert witnesses to win astronomical judgments that have bankrupted companies, driven doctors out of practice, and deprived us all of superior technologies and effective, life-saving therapies.
Peter Huber is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy, where he specializes in issues related to technology, science, and law. His previous books include Hard Green, Liability, and Galileo's Revenge. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Peter W. Huber, an M.I.T.-trained engineer and a Harvard law graduate, has ...
Title:Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in ihe CourtroomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:March 24, 1993Publisher:Basic Books

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ISBN - 10:0465026249

ISBN - 13:9780465026241

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Frightening Perspective on the Legal System In prose that is very articulate, lively, authoritative, at times philosophical, at times humorous and very captivating, the author describes the use of “junk science” in the courtroom – “junk science” being science on the fringe that is not accepted by the mainstream science community but is often promulgated by some radical scientists who could be either misled, mistaken, incompetent or simply fraudulent. Once lawyers find such people, they can use them to win cases that clearly they would not have otherwise had hard verifiable facts been presented in court. Several specific cases are presented along with the names of people on all sides of the topics at hand as well as the outcomes. I found this book to be an eye-opener indicating a frightening flaw in the legal system.
Date published: 2017-03-26

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This is a book about scientific cranks and iconoclasts who peddle their strange diagnostics and quack cures not at country fairs but in courtrooms across the land.

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"A valuable and timelly look at a crucial aspect of America's litigation explosion."