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Archives - June 2009

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Jun

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT REQUIRES LAB ANALYSTS TO TESTIFY IN CRIMINAL CASES-A MAJOR VICTORY FOR THE DEFENSE

Supreme Confrontation: Impact of the Court’s lab report decision Defenders hail ruling, prosecutors say drug offenders will go free By Kimberly Atkins and David E. Frank Staff writers Published: June 26, 2009 WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruling requiring criminal lab report analysts to be available at trial for cross-examination was hailed by defense attorneys …

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Jun

CIVIL RIGHTS LAW: JURY AWARDS $5 MILLION TO MAN WHO SPENT 17 YEARS IN PRISON AFTER CRIME LAB WITNESS TESTIFIED FALSELY

In San Diego, we have had a prosecutor who intentionally and wilfully withheld evidence from defense attorneys that one of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department crime lab analysts had testified falsely numerous times. Not only did he not tell defense attorneys about this information, he continued to allow his prosecutors to call that lying witness …

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Jun

JURY DELIBERATES IN CASE WHERE LABORATORY WITHHELD EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE

A Texas jury is presently deliberating how much money to give an innocent man who spent 17 year in jail because the crime lab withheld evidence that excluded him as the perpetrator. See http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6494429.html

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