Use of Professional Competence by the Judiciary

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Abstract:

The function of courts should be to rule on legal points and not to decide questions of scientific fact and professional forestry practice unless adequate testimony has been presented. Foresters should provide such testimony impartially; one possibility is for the Society of American Foresters to file amicus curiae briefs.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

Publication date: April 1, 1977

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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