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"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.

"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.

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