Crim Law: Proposed statutes to counteract use of flawed forensics

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  • Statutory triggers to require audits of tainted crime lab evidence
  • Vigorous affirmative efforts to notify clients of the unreliable forensic evidence
  • Meaningful access to discovery including transcripts, lab notes, etc.
  • Allowing DNA testing when samples are available in a case
  • Hearings in which the burden is shifted to the government to prove that the case was not affected by tainted forensic evidence
  • Waiving procedural barriers to appeals

Considering many DAs don’t know a thing about forensic science flim-flam and its experts, Law prof Brandon  Garrett gives us these rules that could “re-set” the system’s inadequate protections for the innocent.

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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