Mistaken identification: where law meets psychology head on
Eyewitness identification should not be used as evidence to prosecute criminal cases because it is not reliable enough. Several such cases of mistaken identity are discussed, including that of John Demjanjuk who had been deported from the US to Israel in 1987 to stand trial for allegedly being Ivan the Terrible. He was later released when wartime archives were opened and the real Ivan was identified. The Devlin Report, issued in 1976, states that judges should inform juries of the error factors inherent in eyewitness identification.
Publication Name: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
Sen. Wellstone introduces single-payor reform bill
Sen Paul Wellstone is one of several senators who have introduced the American Health Security Act of 1993. This health care reform measure proposes national health insurance rather than the managed care approach favored by Pres Clinton. Under the Wellstone plan, one payor per state would be responsible for health care. A number of tax increases and new taxes would provide financing. Uninterrupted access to benefits would be assured by not allowing states to have minimum residency requirements longer than three months.
Publication Name: Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal
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