Perry v. New Hampshire
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|10-8974||N.H. S. Ct.||
Nov 2, 2011
|Jan 11, 2012||8-1||Ginsburg||OT 2011|
Holding: The Due Process Clause does not require an inquiry into the reliability of an eyewitness identification when the identification was not procured under unnecessarily suggestive circumstances by law enforcement.
Judgment: Affirmed, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on January 11, 2012. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion; Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion.
- Opinion recap: Faith in the jury's capacity
- Argument recap: Eyewitnesses discredited? Hardly
- Argument preview: Can eyewitnesses be believed?
- Academic round-up
Briefs and Documents
Merits Briefs for Petitioner
Amicus Briefs in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the American Psychological Association
- Brief for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Brief for Wilton Dedge et al.
- Brief for the Innocence Network Supporting Reversal
Merits Briefs for Respondent
Amicus Briefs in Support of Respondent
- Brief for the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation
- Brief for the State of Louisiana et al. and the Territory of Guam
- Brief for the United States
- Brief for the National District Attorney’s Association
- Opinion below (N.H. S. Ct.)