Frye v. United States
Significance, Impact, The Polygraph
James Alphonzo Frye
That the trial court erred when it refused the introduction of a systolic blood pressure deception test and expert testimony on the test as evidence.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
Richard V. Mattingly, Foster Wood
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
Peyton Gordon, J. H. Bilbrey
Justices for the Court
George Ewing Martin, Constantine J. Smyth, Josiah A. Van Orsdel (writing for the court)
Date of Decision
3 December 1923
Upheld the conviction of Frye by refusing to admit the deception test into evidence.
- Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993).
- United States v. Scheffer, 118 S.Ct. 1261 (1998).
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