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Are there lines of reasoning that can only be introduced into a case via an expert witness?

Yes; opinions Experts are the only type of witness that is allowed to testify as to their opinion; all other witnesses may only testify as to the facts (what they directly experienced). For example, ...
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Are there lines of reasoning that can only be introduced into a case via an expert witness?

You'll generally need an expert witness to testify to anything that requires "scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge" beyond the knowledge of the average person. So although a ...
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Cause of Action References to Penal Code and Violation of Civil Code in a Complaint Filed in the US

Criminal prosecutions and civil actions can't both be commenced in the same case. This explanation focuses on English language common law terminology, but this bottom line is true in both common law ...
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What happens if SCOTUS issues a ruling that contradicts a State Supreme Court, which itself upheld a District Court ruling?

What happens if SCOTUS issues a ruling that contradicts a State Supreme Court, which itself upheld a District Court ruling? While the answer from bdb484 lists pretty much every possible scenario, ...
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What happens if SCOTUS issues a ruling that contradicts a State Supreme Court, which itself upheld a District Court ruling?

An appellate court's three main options are -- as you identified -- to affirm, reverse, or vacate the decision of the court it's reviewing. Affirming would mean saying that the previous decision was ...
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Introducing evidence into trial in the US

How does one introduce evidence into trial? Do all evidences have to be introduce into trial before trial starts? Can I bring evidences on the day of the trial and introduce them on the fly to the ...
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