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Memory's frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matter

 

September 21, 2018



NEW YORK (AP) — She says he sexually assaulted her; he denies it. Is somebody deliberately lying?

Not necessarily.

Experts say that because of how memory works, it's possible that both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford — the woman who says a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her at a party when they were teenagers in the early 1980s — believe what they say.

And which one of them believes his or her version more strongly is no tipoff to what really happened.

"Confidence is not a good guide to whether or not someone is telling the truth," sai...



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