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Evidence of alcohol-induced memory loss admissible

A sexual assault defendant who asserted a consent defense should have been permitted to introduce evidence that the victim suffered from alcohol-induced memory loss, the Alaska Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a conviction.

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Benchmarks: Court rules fMRI lie detection results inadmissible

In a case of first impression for any jurisdiction in the country, the 6th Circuit ruled Friday that a criminal defendant could not introduce results from a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) lie detection test to prove the veracity of ...

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