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"DNA Technology Could Help Investigators In Prince George's County Reopen Cold Cases," by Dominique Maria Bonessi, NPR, November 23, 2020
"Can the Sixth Amendment Protect Defendants from Junk Science?," by Andrew Hamm, The Crime Report, November 23, 2020
"Prince George’s will use DNA registries to solve cold cases through new DOJ grant," by Katie Mettler, Washington Post, November 19, 2020
"Maryland High Court Adopts Daubert Expert Evidence Standard," by Victor E. Schwartz, Washington Legal Foundation, September 24, 2020
"Judge rules for DNA testing in Tennessee death penalty case," by Adrian Sainz, Associated Press, September 16, 2020
"District Attorney to probe forensic lab analyst’s work after arrest," by Bay City News, San Francisco Examiner, September 12, 2020
"Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science - Hair Microscopy Evidence," by Josh Dubin, Wrongful Conviction Podcast, August 26, 2020
"State of Tennessee vs. Sedley Alley," by David Rudolf and Sonya Pfeiffer, Abuse of Power Podcast with David Rudolf and Sonya Pfeiffer, August 24, 2020
"Bronx judge challenges microscopic evidence used to match bullets to guns; NYPD insists methods are ‘reliable’," by Rocco Parascandola, New York Daily News, July 16, 2020
"Santae Tribble, whose wrongful conviction revealed FBI forensic hair match flaws, dies at 59," by Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post, July 05, 2020
"Texas man released on DNA evidence still not exonerated after new suspect confesses to murder," by Erik Ortiz, NBC News, June 24, 2020
"A DNA Mix-Up Involving a Washing Machine Kept a Man in Jail for 3 Years," by Heather Murphy, New York Times, June 26, 2020
"Georgia Man Jailed for 43 Years Freed After Plea Deal," by The Associated Press, New York Times, May 15, 2020
"Judge: Flawed bite mark evidence used in wrongful conviction," by Bill Rankin, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 09, 2020
"Why Courts Still Lag Behind On Forensic Science," by Natalie Rodriguez, Law360, April 12, 2020