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Taus v. Loftus: Determining the Legal Ground Rules for Scholarly Inquiry


Gilbert Geis


University of California, Irvine Law School, Criminology, Law & Society

Elizabeth F. Loftus


University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior; University of California, Irvine School of Law


Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, Vol. 9, pp. 147-162, 2009
UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2009-34

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A published article by Elizabeth Loftus and Melvin Guyer (2002) examined the claim of a psychiatrist that “Jane Doe,” interviewed at age 5 and then 11 years later, had recovered a repressed memory of sexual abuse by her mother. The Loftus-Guyer article resulted in a lawsuit by the young woman who claimed invasions of privacy, defamation, and other injuries. This article details the history of the lawsuit and attends in particular to the tension between free speech as a scholarly right and the role of the courts and of Institutional Review Boards, both of which played a prominent role in regard to the research enterprise.

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Date posted: October 29, 2009 ; Last revised: August 5, 2010

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Geis, Gilbert and Loftus, Elizabeth F., Taus v. Loftus: Determining the Legal Ground Rules for Scholarly Inquiry. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, Vol. 9, pp. 147-162, 2009; UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2009-34. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1496006

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Gilbert Geis
University of California, Irvine Law School, Criminology, Law & Society ( email )
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Elizabeth F. Loftus (Contact Author)
University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior ( email )
4201 Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-7085
United States
University of California, Irvine School of Law
535A Administration
Irvine, CA 92697-1000
United States
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