DOJ Scraps Scientific Panel on Forensic Evidence

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Prosecutors won a victory over academics and defense attorneys in the debate over what qualifies as sound crime-scene evidence versus “junk science” used to convict defendants wrongly, the Wall Street Journal reports. Guidelines for the use of forensic evidence in court, previously developed by a partnership between the Justice Department and a panel of scientists, will be spearheaded by former Missouri prosecutor Ted . . .

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