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Supreme Court grants writs on eyewitness ID, wrongful attachment (access required)

Although faulty eyewitness identification has been the basis for most of the convictions overturned by DNA evidence, it’s tough to get an appellate writ granted, much less have a conviction reversed, when the judge or jury believes the witness. So it was no surprise that Maurice James Ward’s challenge to a robbery victim’s identification of him ...