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Writ Reversed on Eyewitness Expert Issue (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses an order granting a new trial to a North Carolina robbery defendant whose trial lawyer failed to present an expert on the fallibility of eyewitness testimony; given the deference that must be given to a state post-conviction court, the federal appeals court must reverse the grant of a writ of habeas ...