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April 11, 2017


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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.

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