California, United States of America
The following excerpt is from People v. Jones, 270 Cal.Rptr. 611, 51 Cal.3d 294, 792 P.2d 643 (Cal. 1990):
For all the foregoing reasons, we decline to follow the thesis of People v. Van Hoek, supra, 200 Cal.App.3d 811, 246 Cal.Rptr. 352, and its progeny that generic [51 Cal.3d 321] testimony deprives the defendant of a due process right to defend against the charges against him.
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