Friday Roundup: Bad Science, DNA Testing and Convicting the Innocent


A Washington, D.C. Superior Court judge will team-up with law enforcement, prosecutors and defense attorneys to determine whether or not

to create an innocence commission to combat wrongful convictions


Students at the Innocence Project at University of Virginia School of Law are

waiting on a court ruling

that could help clear the name of a client on death row.

Despite advances in technology,

bad science continues to convict the innocent


Illinois passed a bill

expanding the definition of a wrongfully imprisoned person

to include a person released from state prison who has received either a pardon from the governor or a certificate from the Circuit Court proclaiming innocence. 

Attorneys for the West Memphis Three

will seek DNA testing

on additional evidence from the crime scene where three 8-year-olds bodies were found. 

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