Supreme Court Year In Review

Supreme Court Criminal Law: Eyewitness ID Ruling Could Have National Impact

Court also backs law enforcement in Fourth Amendment cases

In State v. Guilbert, 306 Conn. 218, the Court tackled the issue of whether a defendant is entitled to present expert testimony on the reliability of an eyewitness identification. In State v. Kemp, 199 Conn. 473 (1986) and again in State v. McClendon, 248 Conn. 572 (1999), the Court had previously concluded that expert testimony on the reliability of an eyewitness identification invaded the province of the jury.

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