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"'The Watch' Blog: Federal appeals court refuses qualified immunity for bite-mark experts ," by Radley Balko, Washington Post, August 23, 2017.

"Trump Signs Bipartisan Bill For Faster DNA Testing To Solve Crimes," CBS SF, August 22, 2017.

"Judges nationwide routinely allow disavowed science as evidence," by Denise Lavoie, AP, August 18, 2017.

"DNA collected at arrest often not removed from crime databases for those not convicted," by Rachel Dissell,, August 13, 2017.

"'Hit & Run Blog': After Ending Obama-era Commission, Justice Department Announces New Forensic Science Review," by C.J. Ciaramella, August 14, 2017.

"Sessions’ New Forensic Science Adviser Has a History of Opposing Pro-Science Reforms," by Pema Levy, Mother Jones, August 10, 2017.

"At least 100 cases may be affected by fingerprint examiner's work, Orange-Osceola officials say," by Caitlin Doornbos, Orlando Sentinel, August 8, 2017.

"Jeff Sessions Scuttles Forensics Partnership With Scientists," by Beth Reinhard, Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2017.

"'The Watch' Blog: Deputy AG announces new Forensic Science Working Group but still doesn’t grasp the extent of problem," by Radley Balko, Washington Post, August 7, 2017.

"THE PCAST REPORT A Review and Moving Forward—A Prosecutor’s Perspective," by Jack D Roady, ABA Criminal Justice Magazine, August 6, 2017.

"These corpse-eating insects are the most gruesome clues in forensic science," by Ben Guarino, The Washington Post, August 1, 2017.

"A rapist left his dentures behind at the crime scene. His name was written inside. But no one looked.," by Kyle Swenson, The Washington Post, July 31, 2017.

"Scientists Still Seek A Reliable DUI Test For Marijuana," by Rae Ellen Bichell, NPR, July 30, 2017.

"When New Research Proves Courtroom ‘Experts’ Wrong," by Edward Imwinkelried, The Crime Report, July 28, 2017.

"Opinion: Another day, another preventable crime lab scandal," by Steven Austad,, July 22, 2017.

"Opinion: The Justice Department is squandering progress in forensic science," by Rush D. Holt and Jed S. Rakoff, The Washington Post, July 2, 2017.

"Federal court: Despite ‘grossly negligent’ testimony that put two innocent men in prison, forensic experts can’t be sued," by Radley Balko, 'The Watch' Blog, June 29, 2017.

"Michigan man convicted on single hair freed after 41 years," by Corey Williams and Ed White, Associated Press, June 15, 2017.

"After 27 years, judge overturns rape conviction, cites flawed FBI hair analysis," by Dee J. Hall, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, June 9, 2017.

"Jeff Sessions’ Rejection of Science Leaves Local Prosecutors in the Dark," by Rebecca McCray, Slate, June 7, 2017.

"A crime lab analyst killed himself after contamination wrongly made him a suspect in a 30-year-old murder," by Radley Balko, 'The Watch' Blog, June 5, 2017.

"Lawyers with cases related to latest drug lab scandal find guidance in last drug lab scandal," by Shawn Musgrave, Boston Globe, May 22, 2017.

"DPS: Forensic scientist hid backlog of 40 cases, delayed DNA testing for years," by Wendy Halloran and Eliazabeth Wiley, 12 News Phoenix, May 18, 2017.

"Can DNA Evidence Be Too Convincing? An Acquitted Man Thinks So," by Eli Rosenberg, The New York Times, May 16, 2017.

"Scientists blast Sessions decision on forensics," by Radley Balko, 'The Watch' Blog, May 8, 2017.

"Critics: Obliterating Forensic Commission An Affront To Science And Defendants," by Hayley Fox, Oxygen, May 8, 2017.

"This Chicago Man Was Sentenced To Life On A Faulty Arson Conviction — Now He's Getting Out," by Mike Hayes, BuzzFeed News, May 5, 2017.

"Wisconsin, US Used Flawed Hair Evidence To Convict Innocent People," by Dee J. Hall and Alex Hall, Wisconsin Public Radio, May 1, 2017.

"Innocent people convicted from flawed hair evidence," by Dee J. Hall, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, May 1, 2017.

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

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