Some Justices Skeptical of Special Eyewitness ID Scrutiny

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Supreme Court justices yesterday challenged the notion that testimony from arguably unreliable eyewitnesses should be specially scrutinized at trial because of how it can lead to wrongful convictions, reports USA Today. As Justice Antonin Scalia put it,"Why is unreliable eyewitness identification any different from unreliable anything else?" introduced at trial.

"Eyewitness identification evidence is unique," responded lawyer Richard Guerriero, representing a man whose theft conviction was based partly on the report . . .

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