Supreme Court takes dis­pute over role of experts in ‘blind’ drug mule cas­es

The Supreme Court agreed to wade into a dis­pute in juris­dic­tions adja­cent to inter­na­tion­al bor­ders on when expert wit­ness­es can tes­ti­fy in drug traf­fick­ing cas­es in which the defen­dants say they were “blind mules” (or unknow­ing trans­porters of drugs).
The case known as Diaz v. Unit­ed States involves Cal­i­for­nia res­i­dent Delilah Diaz, who was sen­tenced to 84 months in prison after she was dis­cov­ered with $368,550 worth of metham­phet­a­mine care­ful­ly stuffed into the crevices of her vehi­cle at the south­ern bor­der. Diaz con­tends she did­n’t know there were drugs in her car and said she was using a vehi­cle that belonged to her boyfriend.
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“The type of expert tes­ti­mo­ny at issue in this case …