September 2021 Bar Bulletin
By Barbara Engstrom, Executive Director, King County Law Library and Rob Mead, State Law Librarian
Washington State law librarian Rob Mead and I recently presented the program, “Truth to Power: Interdisciplinary Social Science and Economic Research for Discovery, Public Interest Litigation, and Public Defense” at the Access to Justice Conference. Using the Washington State Supreme Court case Martinez-Cuevas v. DeRuyter Brothers Dairy Inc.1 as a touchstone, we looked at the ways that factual data can be used to bolter arguments in impact litigation.
In his presentation Rob reviewed the statistical data provided in party and...