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Critics worry 'junk science' to reign as forensic panel ends


April 14, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense attorneys say they will step up their challenges to certain forensic practices now that the Justice Department has disbanded an independent commission that was studying how to improve their reliability.

But the absence of research or guidance from the National Commission on Forensic Science could make the task of challenging questionable scientific evidence in court even harder, according to experts who worry that "garbage science" will continue to cloud court cases across the U.S.

"Even if defense attorneys jump up and down and complain about it, they won't have...

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