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United States v. Smithers
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
212 F.3d 306 (6th Cir. 2000)
James Smithers (defendant) was charged with bank robbery. At trial, three eyewitnesses identified Smithers as the robber. Smithers sought to introduce expert testimony on potential factors that could influence the accuracy of eyewitness identifications. The district court excluded the proffered expert testimony without conducing a relevance and reliability hearing under Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, 509 U.S. 579 (1993). Smithers was convicted, and he appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Marbley, J.)
Dissent (Batchelder, J.)
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