Thursday, November 22, 2007

Leahy Pursues Forensic-Test Answers

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday demanded that the Justice Department turn over to Congress all cases involving the FBI lab's use of a now-discredited bullet-matching forensic test and criticized the department for failing to alert defendants whose convictions were affected...

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Accountability for the consequences of these terrible acts is long over due. However, I am not optimistic that any real reform will occur. Innocent people will continue to languish in prison and in jail, and organizations such as the FBI will continue to be more committed to convictions than to justice and to ensuring that the real guilty parties are correctly identified and prosecuted according tot he rule of law.

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