A Swabathon

In Texas, the Tribune describes discussion of new standards for interpreting results in cases involving DNA mixtures.  The Texas Forensic Science Commission heard from experts last week; there may be a large number of old cases to revisit, where “since 2008, there’s been a ‘skyrocketing of touch evidence’ leading to a sort of ‘swabathon’ trend, according to John M. Butler, one of four DNA typing experts called by the Forensic Science Commission to Dallas on Friday to answer questions.”

Published by BGarrett

Professor of Law, Duke University

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