News 07.23.10

Friday Roundup: DNA Evidence Under Review

Are prosecutors and judges

exempt from the rules

that they apply to others in the criminal-justice system?

After initial reluctance, Florida Supreme Court judge

welcomes the state’s new Innocence Commission

.

A Texas District Judge gets emotional

recommending the release

of a Houston man who served almost half his life in prison for sexual assault DNA evidence proves he did not commit.

A Kentucky man linked to rape through DNA evidence is

sentenced to 200 years in prison

. A Vancouver man who says he was wrongfully convicted of a double homicide in 1977

claims two prosecutors hid key evidence in his case

.


A judge ordered DNA testing

in the case of an Ohio man serving 30 years to life in prison for aggravated murder and robbery that occurred nearly two decades ago.

DNA tests could be used

to investigate alleged ballot fraud

in Troy, New York

The Australian Government is

seeking to establish national forensic standards

. See

the Just Science website

for more on efforts to establish national forensic standards in the U.S.

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