State v. G.E.P.

In State v. J.L.G., the NJ Supreme Court rejected the use of Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome evidence — with the exception of certain testimony concerning delayed disclosures — because the evidence lacked “a sufficiently reliable basis in science to be the subject of expert testimony.” In these consolidated appeals, the Court considered whether that rule should have prospective application only; pipeline retroactivity, which would render it applicable to any cases still on direct appeal, as well as to future cases; or complete retroactive effect. The Court determined that pipeline retroactivity applied.

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