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"Judge Rakoff returns to forensic panel after Justice Department backs off decision," by Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post, January 30, 2015.

"Federal Judge Quits Panel Over Proposed Evidence Rules," by Devlin Barrett, The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2015.

"Exonerations of U.S. criminals hit record in 2014: study," by Mary Wisniewski, Reuters, January 27, 2015.

"Houston crime lab labeling errors led to dropped DWI charges," Grits for Breakfast, January 26, 2015.

"ACLU argues for drug-crime defendants in Annie Dookhan saga," Phillip Marcelo, The Associated Press, January 9, 2015.

"Lab Flaws Cast Doubt on Drug Convictions," by Jenniferz Levitz, The Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2015.

"F.B.I. Evidence Is Often Mishandled, an Internal Inquiry Finds," by Matt Apuzzo and Michael Schmidt, The New York Times, December 19, 2014.

"Could Bacteria Help Convict Rapists?," by Jenna McLaughlin, Mother Jones, December 19, 2014.

"Mississippi Supreme Court overturns conviction involving Steven Hayne, Shaken Baby Syndrome," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, December 16, 2014.

"FBI agent accused of tampering with evidence signed drugs out, documents say," by Peter Hermann, The Washington Post, December 2, 2014.

"Defense Lawyer Pushes to Broaden FBI Evidence-Tampering Probe," by Zoe Tillman, The Blog of Legal Times, December 1, 2014.

"Wisconsin preps for surge in DNA tests when crime law kicks in," by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, November 23, 2014.

" California man imprisoned for 36 years was wrongfully convicted, prosecutors say," by Christine Mai-Duc, November 19, 2014.

"How the courts trap people who were convicted by bad forensics," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, November 17, 2014.

"Suffolk DA warns defense lawyers of crime lab error," by Kathleen Kerr, Newsday, October 30, 2014.

"Lab Reports Show Hundreds 'Convicted in Error' For Drug Offenses," by Michael Barajas, Houston Press, October 29, 2014.

"Fort Bend DA waited months before notifying defense counsel about tainted evidence," by Leah Blinkovitz, Houston Chronicle, October 26, 2014.

"Meth charge dropped after only spaghetti sauce found on spoon," by Nick Watson, The Gainesville Times, September 19, 2014.

"Court ruling allows challenge to DUI breath tests," by Randy Ludlow, The Columbus Dispatch, October 2, 2014.

"Mississippi Death Row Case Faults Bite-Mark Forensics," by Erik Eckholm, The New York Times, September 15, 2014.

"Editorial: The case of two wrongly imprisoned men exposes the flaws of the judicial system," The Washington Post, September 14, 2014.

"D.C. prosecutors create unit to find wrongful convictions," by Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post, September 11, 2014.

"Lone Columbia defense lawyer exposed shoddy police lab work, brought all SC police experts into question," by John Monk, The State, September 5, 2014.

"Old arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free," Associated Press, August 22, 2014.

"Prosecutors drop case over drug lab discrepancy," by Esteban Parra, The New Journal (Delaware), August 21, 2014.

"Court Declines to Expand Drug Lab Disclosure Requirements," by John Caher, New York Law Journal, August 8, 2014.

"Columbus crime-lab error might affect 38 cases," by Allison Manning, The Columbus Dispatch, August 8, 2014.

"Broward Crime Lab Scandal Could Taint Many Cases," by Kyle Swenson, Miami New Times, August 7, 2014.

"Justices Refuse To Make Forensic Lab Analysts Testify," by Michael Booth, New Jersey Law Journal, August 6, 2014.

"Man exonerated in 1982 D.C. killing; DNA reveals FBI error in conviction," by Keith L. Alexander and Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post, July 21, 2014.

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