While the rules of evidence rarely are amended (807 had it coming though), they are often interpreted and applied in different ways each year by appellate courts. Looking back on 2019, let's see some of the most significant evidence cases from the year.*
In Re Amendments to the Florida Evidence Code
In 2019 Florida went from the Frye standard to the Daubert standard for expert testimony. For a clear and concise explanation of this, click here for Professor Miller's blog piece on it.
In re Amendments to Fla. Evidence Code, 278 So. 3d 551 (Fla. 2019), reh'g denied, No. SC19-107, 2019 WL 4127349 (Fla. Aug. 30, 2019)
*Many cases are still on appeal, and no one is endorsing or giving an opinion on the case. Merely that the case was significant when it was handed own.