New Jersey high court ruling on eyewitness identification could spur reforms nationwide

The Plain Dealer: New Jersey Supreme Court’s recent ruling allows criminal defendants to more easily contest eyewitness identification, and this ruling could spur other states to adopt similar reform because New Jersey is such a bellwether state, said Lewis Katz, John C. Hutchins Professor in the School of Law. Eyewitness testimony is the third most influential piece of evidence to the average juror, he said.