State v. J.L.G.

The ACLU-NJ, as friend-of-the-court, argued that Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome or "CSAAS" is not scientific, and therefore expert testimony regarding CSAAS expert testimony cannot be admitted as part of a criminal case against a defendant. Because CSAAS is not scientific, admitting expert CSAAS testimony violates a defendant's right to Due Process. 


After special remand to the trial court for an admissibility hearing under New Jersey Rule of Evidence 104, Judge Bariso found that CSAAS testimony is unscientific and therefore inadmissible. The case is currently back before the Supreme Court, which has yet to set a date for argument.

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