Supreme Court Takes Eyewitness Identification Case
The Supreme Court granted certiorari in an eyewitness identification case, Perry v. New Hampshire, No. 10-8974. The petitioner's brief states the issue thus:
Do the due process safeguards against the State’s use of unreliable eyewitness identification evidence at trial apply to all identifications which arise from impermissibly suggestive circumstances and which are very substantially likely to lead to misidentiﬁcation, or only to those identiﬁcations which are also the product of “improper state action”?
The American Psychological Association submitted an amicus brief.
Student of the law of evidence, evidence, inference, and investigation. Sometimes writes books. Sometimes writes articles. Sometimes tinkers with computer programs to support the marshaling of evidence for legal activities such as trials and pretrial discovery and investigation. And sometimes takes photographs.