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June 2006 , Page 56 

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State Legislative Affairs Update

By Scott Ehlers

Crime Labs And Forensic Evidence  

US: Justice for All Symposium Addresses Forensic Evidence’s Role in Criminal Justice Reform  

The Justice Project, the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law and Duquesne University School of Law recently brought together a stellar cast from the fields of law, forensic science, and politics to discuss how forensic science is playing a critical role in criminal justice reform today, and how reform in the forensic sciences is needed to ensure the integrity of the criminal justice system. Keynote addresses were given by former FBI Director William Sessions and Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), and many luminaries in the field were presenters.
Conference materials are online at:

Innocence Commission  

PA: Innocence Commission Bill Passes Senate  

In the wake of numerous wrongful convictions in Pennsylvania, legislation has passed the Senate that would institute an Innocence Commission. A 30-member commiss

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