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Scientific info, when used at sentencing, must be ?reliable' (access required)

Traditionally, Virginia judges who are sentencing a criminal defendant have been able to hear evidence that could not come in during the guilt phase of a trial. A new decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia says there is a limit on that more relaxed standard at sentencing proceedings, when it comes to scientific evidence. Such ...