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False witness: US judge tackles mistaken identifications


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Sep 30, 2011
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Just because they (witnesses) are unequivocal, doesn't mean they're right," said McKee, who just finished a term as chief judge of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. "The law has not kept up with the science."

McKee wrote a damning opinion in the death-row case in August, concurring with the 5-4 majority that granted a Philadelphia man named James Dennis a new trial in the 1991 transit stop murder of a high school junior killed for her $450 gold earrings.
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Ya, for like 30 years.

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