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"21,587 Reasons to Fix Forensic Science," by The Editorial Board, The New York Times, April 27, 2017.

"Opinion: Justice and Accountability in Courtroom and Laboratory," by Andrew C. McCarthy, April 22, 2017.

"Why Closing the Forensic Commission Hurts Crime Victims," by John F. Hollway, The Crime Report, April 19, 2017.

"Prosecutors will drop thousands of cases in Dookhan scandal," by Shawn Musgrave, The Boston Globe, April 19, 2017.

"Critics Worry 'Junk Science' to Reign as Forensic Panel Ends," by Sadie Gurman, Associated Press, April 14, 2017.

"Crime-scene errors put 65 cases under review, audit finds," by Brian Rogers, Cindy George, Keri Blakinger, and St. John Barned-Smith, April 12, 2017.

"Jeff Sessions wants to keep forensics in the Dark Ages," by Radley Balko, 'The Watch' Blog, April 11, 2017.

"Sessions orders Justice Dept. to end forensic science commission, suspend review policy," by Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post, April 10, 2017.

"‘Stunning’ Drug Lab Scandal Could Overturn 23,000 Convictions," by Jon Schuppe, NBC News, March 29, 2017.

"DAs say Dookhan drug-tampering case nearing an end," by Shawn Musgrave, Boston Globe, March 25, 2017.

"Forensic errors trigger reviews of D.C. crime lab ballistics unit, prosecutors say," by Spencer S. Hsu and Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post, March 24, 2017.

"Personnel file shows extent of Orange County fingerprint examiner's alleged mistakes," by Caitlin Doornbos, Orlando Sentinel, March 19, 2017.

"Prosecutors Made Massachusetts’ Drug Lab Scandal Much, Much Worse," by Nina Morrison and Matthew Segal, Slate, March 16, 2017.

"Another judge rules in favor of bite mark evidence, for the same misguided reasons," by Radley Balko, 'The Watch' Blog, March 16, 2017.

"The Fire on Harvard Avenue," by Liliana Segura, The Intercept, March 5, 2017.

"Federal court rejects appeal of man convicted by absurd ‘death mask’ testimony," by Radley Balko, 'The Watch' Blog, February 27, 2017.

"Orlando fingerprint examiner suspended, 2,600 cases possibly affected in latest police lab scandal," by Tom Jackman, The Washington Post, February 27, 2017.

"Fighting for the Falsely Accused," by Michelle Malkin, National Review, February 22, 2017.

"Bite mark analysis, other forensic techniques under review," by Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 18, 2017.

"Man wrongly convicted with bite mark evidence confronts bite mark analysts," by Radley Balko, 'The Watch' Blog, February 16, 2017.

"Opinion: How much is three decades of wrongful incarceration worth in Virginia?," by Thomas Wheatley, The Washington Post, February 15, 2017.

"George Perrot’s one-year anniversary of freedom clouded by prosecutors’ intent to appeal," by Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, The Huffington Post, February 10, 2017.

"Push for Contentious DNA Method Outlasts the Case Calling for It," by Eli Rosenberg, The New York Times, February 9, 2017.

"Austin crime lab mistakes linked to cases of 2,200 convicts," by Tony Plohetski, Austin American-Statesman, February 9, 2017.

"Incredibly, prosecutors are still defending bite mark evidence," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, January 30, 2017.

"Can Sobriety Tests Weed Out Drivers Who've Smoked Too Much Weed?," by Tovia Smith, NPR, January 25, 2017.

"Bill unveiled to mandate testing of all Utah rape kits," by Benjamin Wood, The Salt Lake Tribune, January 25, 2017.

"Is Texas About to Execute an Innocent Man?," by Jeremy Stahl, Slate, January 23, 2017.

"Texas Panel on Wrongful Convictions Calls for Ending Use of Unverified Drug Field Tests," by Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica, January 18, 2017.

"State’s highest court orders prosecutors to drop weak Dookhan cases," by Andy Rosen, Boston Globe, January 18, 2017.

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