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Forensics: Blood in soil. Kristin Smart Murder Trial: Forensic DNA consultant resumes testimony, calls prosecution’s witness into question

Thursday’s proceedings resumed with testimony from the defense’s second witness: Elizabeth Johnson, a forensic DNA consultant working through a private practice. — Read on mustangnews.net/kristin-smart-murder-trial-forensic-dna-consultant-resumes-testimony-calls-prosecutions-witness-into-question/

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Forensics: Expanding doubt, Massachusetts crime lab scandal may involve even more wrongdoing

A decade-old drug testing scandal at the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute may involve wrongdoing by more chemists than just Annie Dookhan, according to a judge. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/massachusetts-crime-lab-drug-testing-scandal-rcna48940

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Forensics: Battling blood and decomp opinions in Smart murder case. Taphonony specialist contradicts previous witness testimony: ‘I don’t see any data that confirms the presence of human remains.’

Forensic specialist contradicts previous witness testimony: ‘I don’t see any data that confirms the presence of human remains’ – Mustang News — Read on mustangnews.net/forensic-specialist-contradicts-previous-witness-testimony-i-dont-see-any-data-that-confirms-the-presence-of-human-remains/

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Forensics: “Gun broke during testing.”Alec Baldwin’s Lawyer Responds to FBI Forensic Report Concluding He May Have Pulled Trigger in ‘Rust’ Shooting

The bombshell report determined the gun used onset could not have fired without someone pulling the trigger. — Read on http://www.etonline.com/alec-baldwins-lawyer-responds-to-fbi-forensic-report-concluding-he-may-have-pulled-trigger-in-rust

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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: A literature review of ER medicine is not enough. A Pathologist Stopped Short of Offering Could-Have, Should-Have Opinions

In personal injury and wrongful death cases, the plaintiff bears the burden of proving medical causation, which almost universally requires testimony from a competent expert.  Some… — Read on http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/pathologist-stopped-short-of-offering-5881357/

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Forensics: Excited delerium excuse. Forensic expert contradicts Caddo coroner on McGlothen’s cause of death

SHREVEPORT, La. – The death of a man who died two years ago in Shreveport police custody was a homicide, according to testimony Wednesday from a forensic pathologist. — Read on http://www.kpvi.com/content/tncms/live/

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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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Forensics: Australia. How did we fall for the junk science of forensics?

US described as “bitemark crazy.” I grew up in the golden age of forensic science, at a time when expert witnesses were becoming celebs, each with their special little area of crimebusting… — Read on http://www.spectator.com.au/2022/05/how-fact-killed-my-belief-in-forensics/

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Forensics: CBS interview about faulty forensics. No research bitemarks leads the conversation with Chris Fabricant.

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