Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will begin live-blogging on Tuesday at 9:45 a.m.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. Amy Howe has our preview.
Contributions to our online symposium on NIFLA v. Becerra are available at this link.

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.

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