Search the Lounge

Categories

« SMU Visiting Position in Criminal Law & Evidence | Main | Eleanor Brown to Penn State »

April 11, 2017

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Patrick S. O'Donnell

Speaking of science, in this case forensic science, from the Washington Post yesterday: "Sessions orders Justice Dept. to end forensic science commission, suspend review policy." This can't be good:

"Attorney General Jeff Sessions will end a Justice Department partnership with independent scientists to raise forensic science standards and has suspended an expanded review of FBI testimony across several techniques that have come under question, saying a new strategy will be set by an in-house team of law enforcement advisers.

In a statement Monday, Sessions said he would not renew the National Commission on Forensic Science, a roughly 30-member advisory panel of scientists, judges, crime lab leaders, prosecutors and defense lawyers chartered by the Obama administration in 2013. A path to meet needs of overburdened crime labs will be set by a yet-to-be-named senior forensic adviser and an internal department crime task force, Sessions’s statement said.

The announcement came as the commission began its last, two-day meeting before its term ends April 23, and as some of its most far-reaching final recommendations remained hanging before the department." [....]

Deep State Special Legal Counsel

Science? Enlightenment ended 1-20-17, 12:01 pm EDT.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Bloggers Emereti

StatCounter

  • StatCounter
Blog powered by Typepad