Anonymous Testimony Pushes Limits. Defense Lawyers Say Justice Isn't Served If They Can't Know The Identities Of The Israeli Agents.
This article discusses whether witnesses should be able to remain anonymous in a court of law. Jeff Fisher is quoted about 6th Amendment questions relating to this issue.
"It absolutely gives me pause," said Jeffrey L. Fisher, a Stanford University law professor and 6th Amendment expert. "The essence of cross-examination is often being able to do a background investigation on the witness and use that as a lever for questioning their testimony. And if you take that away from a defendant, he is not left with very much."
Fisher added, "I can safely say the Supreme Court has never had a case about testifying under a pseudonym."
...Two years ago, Stanford's Fisher successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court that the attempted-murder conviction of a man in Washington state was wrong partly because prosecutors used a written statement to police by the man's wife when she could not be called to testify...