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President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report on Forensic Scince, Sept 20, 2016



REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT: Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods
REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT: Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods- White House Summary
An addendum to the PCAST Report on Jan 6, 2017


RESPONSES, COMMENTS, NEWS REPORTS

Justice Department Announces New Steps to Advance and Strengthen Forensic Science
DOJ responds to PCAST report
response by The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
Response by AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIME LABORATORY DIRECTORS, INC.
Comments on: President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT by FBI
Response by International Association for Identification (IAI)
ATF Response to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Report
Response by NATIONAL DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION (NDAA) to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Report
Comments by National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) (nacdl.org)
Prosecutors Respond to Calls for Forensic Science Reform: More Sharks in Dirty Water by Adam B. Shniderman (yalelawjournal.org)
Another Harsh Spotlight on Forensic Sciences by Judge Herbert B. Dixon Jr. (americanbar.org)
Prosecutors’ Group Doubles Down on Junk Science in Face of New Report (prosecutorialaccountability.com)
Innocence Project Applauds President Obama’s Science Advisors’ Landmark Report Calling for Essential Improvements to Forensic Disciplines (innocenceproject.org)
Letter addressed by Cybergenetics to Dr. John Holdren, PCAST co-chair to Dr. Holdren
Appellate judge Alex Kozinski addresses the dangers of unsettled science in the courtroom (calblogofappeal.com)

MEDIA
When Obama wouldn’t fight for science by Radley Balco (washingtonpost.com)
Obama’s rhetoric on forensics is at odds with his record by Radley Balco (washingtonpost.com)
Incredibly, prosecutors are still defending bite mark evidence by Radley Balco (washingtonpost.com)
White House science advisers urge Justice Dept., judges to raise forensic standards (washingtonpost.com)
A wake-up call on the junk science infesting our courtrooms:Opinion by By Harry T. Edwards and Jennifer L. Mnookin (washingtonpost.com)
Calls for limits on ‘flawed science’ in court are well-founded: A guest post (washingtonpost.com)
Presidential Commission Criticizes Some Forensic Methods (huffingtonpost.com)
Presidential Advisory Council Questions Validity of Forensics in Criminal Trials (wsj.com)
White House Advisory Council Report Is Critical of Forensics Used in Criminal Trials (wsj.com)
The Justice Department Won’t Stop Going to Bat for Bad Science (reason.com)
It’s time for real criminal justice reform by BRENDAN MAX (akronlegalnews.com)
Editorial: Moving Toward New Requirements for the Admissibility of Evidence by Barry A. J. Fisher in Journal of Forensic Science Policy & Management (tandfonline.com)
FBI and DOJ Vow to Continue Using Junk Science Rejected by White House Report (theintercept.com)
Obama’s science advisors: Much forensic work has no scientific foundation (arstechnica.com)
Using the PCAST Report in the Courtroom (ncforensics.wordpress.com)
Comment on the 2016 PCAST report on Forensic science in criminal courts by Geoffrey Stewart Morrison et al (forensic-evaluation.net)
comments on the PCAST report in Forensic Science International
If the evidence is unfit, you must acquit: Prosecutors are fighting to keep flawed forensic evidence in the courtroom by Daniel Denvir (salon.com)
FBI, DOJ And Their Forensic Scientists State They'll Continue Using Discredited Junk Science To Put People Behind Bars (techdirt.com)
PCAST issues well documented, well researched report on forensic science - Will this report's call be heard? (funkcsi.com)
Justice Department's move on scientific evidence reform delays justice (thehill.com)
The September PCAST Report: The State of DNA in Criminal Courtrooms and the Need for a Well-Informed, Disciplined Judiciary (mjrl.org)
Inside the White House Report Blasting Some Forensic Disciplines (forensicmag.com)
Firearms Evidence Allowed in Chicago Hobos Gang Trial – Despite PCAST Argument (forensicmag.com)
Comments in circuit10.blogspo (circuit10.blogspot.com)
The First Opinion To Discuss the PCAST Report (for-sci-law.blogspot.com)
DEFENDANTS’ SECOND JOINT RENEWED MOTION TO EXCLUDE EXPERT TESTIMONY REGARDING FIREARM TOOLMARK ANALYSIS in Chicago
Leading Judge: We’ve Put Thousands Beyond Bars With Shoddy Science (dailycaller.com)
Report Blasts State of Forensic Science – Update for September 21, 2016 (lisa-legalinfo.com)
Justice Dept & FBI trash PCAST forensic evidence report for findings they did not want to hear (katzjustice.com)
DOJ Responds to National Commission on Forensic Science Recommendations (henrylawny.com)
STRmix comments on the PCAST Report (strmix.esr.cri.nz)
White House Report Concludes That Bite-Mark Analysis Is Junk Science (theintercept.com)
Forensic Science Controversies: Are courts relying too much on “junk science”? By Rachel Kaufman (library.cqpress.com)
5 Kinds of Junk Science Prosecutors Have Used to Send People to Prison (attn.com)
Forensics Methods Backed by Science: Interviews with the Experts in 2017 (forensicscolleges.com)



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