Old Convictions, New Science
Texas tackles debunked forensics.
This legislative process in Texas reflects how the monolithic (i.e huge) US criminal justice system “repairs” itself. I use the word “repair” very loosely in that people have to be injured, killed by execution, or otherwise have their lives ruined before the politicians get involved via exoneration and criminal defense advocates activities.
Read about what is happening in the Republic of Texas.
A variation of this bill has passed in California due to the efforts of the California Innocence Project motivated by the false murder conviction of Bill Richards in 1997 which was aided by bitemark experts who decades later recanted their trial opinions.