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NACDL News: NACDL Submits Comments on DOJ’s Proposed Uniform Language for Testimony and Reports

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier

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On Aug. 25, 2016, NACDL President Barry J. Pollack submitted comments on behalf of NACDL on the Department of Justice’s proposed standards for testimony and lab reports generated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Agency. Based upon its extensive experience reviewing testimony and lab reports in the Microscopic Hair Comparison Analysis (MHCA) Review in partnership with the DOJ, FBI, and the Innocence Project, NACDL offered specific comments on the Proposed Uniform Language for Testimony and Reports (ULTR) for the Forensic Hair Examination Discipline.

NACDL is very concerned that the proposed hair comparison standard does not fully and accurately reflect the accepted limits of that discipline and would not prevent the types of testimony found to be scientifically invalid by the DOJ and the FBI in the MHCA Review. Specifically, NACDL’s comment included the following points:

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