Not seeing eye to eye: Prosecution, defense differ on eyewitness standards

Barbera calls for review

Criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors recognize the fallibility of eyewitnesses but disagree on whether the Maryland Judiciary should change its standards for determining the admissibility of their testimony at trial. Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera recently urged the state's judiciary to consider easing its outdated deference to eyewitnesses’ identification of criminal defendants, ...

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