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Forensics: AGs hate post-conviction testing. Justices reject state’s arguments in DNA dispute.

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Friday turned down an attempt by Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office to block DNA testing of evidence in a 1975 murder that sent — Read on https://www.chronicleonline.com/news/local/justices-reject-state-s-arguments-in-dna-dispute/article_eb1ae077-9b47-5cdd-83c8-c1be34252376.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

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Forensics: Biased DNA analyst and incentivised witness. New forensic work assists in exoneration of innocent man

Hampikian’s forensic work assists in exoneration of innocent man – Boise State News — Read on http://www.boisestate.edu/news/2022/06/30/hampikians-forensic-work-assists-in-exoneration-of-innocent-man/

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Forensics: Confessions of an ex-bitemarker. 30 minute podcast. Details of the classic forensic psuedo-science.

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Forensics: Clueless Judge denies advanced DNA testing in West Memphis 3 case

Judge says since Echols is no longer in prison he has no privilege to argue his innocence. What “law” is that based on? Judge denies advanced DNA testing in West Memphis 3 case – Talk Business & Politics — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: Cracking Down on Junk Science: Judicial Conference Committee Approves Amendments to Federal Rule 702

This might dissuade some judges using the “let the jury figure it out” approach to vetting expert testimony. The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure recently voted unanimously to approve two proposed amendments to Federal Rule of … Continue reading

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Forensics: Looking for reparations for police misconduct, Wrongful Conviction Lawyers Target Insurance Groups

The approach has forced insurers to pay more than $217 million in the last two decades. — Read on thecrimereport.org/2022/06/21/wrongful-conviction-lawyers-target-insurance-groups/

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Forensics: Opinion | Innocence Project lawyer’s book shows where science clashes with the law

Add to this the fact that the bitemarkers are still certified by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Science knows certain forensic techniques — such as bite mark analysis — are junk. Why can’t judges accept that? — Read on … Continue reading

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Forensics: Native woman comprise 50% of Canadian female inmates. These women subjected to 5 days of interrogation. Indigenous sisters hope for exoneration after almost 30 years in prison system.

Sisters Odelia and Nerissa Quewezance were convicted of second-degree murder almost 30 years ago for a crime they say they didn’t commit. Now, their case is under review. — Read on http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-june-15-2022-1.6489234/indigenous-sisters-hope-for-exoneration-after-almost-30-years-in-prison-system-1.6489902

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Forensics: “Clean-hands” statute? Miami Man Who Spent Decades in Prison Unable to Get Compensation – Florida

Thomas James was recently exonerated after serving 32 years for a crime he didn’t commit. But after the cameras went away, he was left to start over with… — Read on http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/what-are-we-supposed-to-do-miami-man-faces-life-challenges-after-exoneration/2785339/

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Forensics: The limits of psych experts in court. In celebrity courtroom slugfest, legal glare also falls on expert medical testimony

When two wealthy celebrities engage in no-holds barred combat in a courtroom over the most personal aspects of their private lives together, the results can be disconcerting – but also… — Read on http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/in-celebrity-courtroom-slugfest-legal-9232924/

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