Refers to a 1923 decision of the DC Circuit Court, Frye v. United States, which provides the widely accepted state standard for acceptability of scientific evidence – the state counterparts of the somewhat more rigorous Daubert standard applied in Federal Courts. It allows evidence to be admitted once it has become “be sufficiently established to have gained general acceptance in the particular field in which it belongs.”  Although many states have now adopted the very similar Daubert standard, Frye remains the standard in some.

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