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Author John Grisham laments bad courtroom science

Best-selling crime author John Grisham told lawmakers that faulty science is all over the US justice system, and urged nationwide improvements to forensic techniques. “It is time to clean up the bad science,” said Grisham, who serves on the board of the Innocence Project, a group that works to exonerate…

Texas man executed for hair that didn’t belong to him

WASHINGTON — A Texas man was condemned to death and executed in 2000 on the basis of hair that did not belong to him, according to the results of a DNA test released Thursday. A test by Mitotyping Technologies published by the Texas Observer magazine — which fought a three-year…