Forensics: Biden’s Science Adviser Pick Could Advance Justice Reforms – Law360

This article portrays all the many players involved in both promoting and inhibiting evidence-based advances in certain forensic methods. It mentions bitemark evidence and the racial inequities of bad science on POC seeking exonerations. This arguing about junk forensic science has been going on since NAS 2009 and then reinforced by PCAST in 2016. Eric Landers is on his way to a WH cabinet-level job. The WH DOJ Attorney General nominee, Merrick Garland, will certainly help us recover from the forensic obstinacy of Sessions, Lynch and Barr.

Eric Lander is one of the best-known genetic scientists in the United States and a figurehead for improved forensic science practices across the criminal justice system. Experts, including several whose work intersected with his, weigh in on what his anticipated cabinet-level appointment could mean for these priorities.
— Read on www.law360.com/access-to-justice/articles/1356820/biden-s-science-adviser-pick-could-advance-justice-reforms

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