The U.S. Supreme Court considers another case about a defendant’s right to confront forensic scientists on the stand, and San Francisco officials face allegations that they deliberately mislead state inspectors who were investigating the city’s crime lab. Here’s a roundup of this week’s forensics news:
For the third time in four years, the U.S. Supreme Court will
consider how laboratory report
s should be presented in criminal courts. This time, the issue is whether a state can allow an expert witness to testify about the results of DNA testing conducted by
another analyst who has not appeared
as a witness at the trial.