Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in ihe Courtroom

Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in ihe Courtroom

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


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.

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ISBN-13: 9780465026241
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 03/28/1993
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)
Lexile: 1330L (what's this?)

About the Author


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 also taught at M.I.T. and formerly clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. A Manhattan Institute Fellow, he lives in Washington, D.C.

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Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in ihe Courtroom 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The author cogently describes the way non-science is palying an important role in our society, especially in increasing medical costs and, indirectly, reducing the quality and availability of medical care.