It is an encouraging sign that the Department of Justice is finally starting to grasp the importance of sound science in the courtroom. On June 3rd, the department released its first set of rules regarding courtroom testimony that pertains to forensic science – particularly its reliability and the conclusions that can be drawn from it.
Our goal is to identify how and when the system breaks down and destroys the lives of innocent men and women as well as their families. In fact, the reason why we are so vigorous in our efforts to bring awareness to the many wrongful convictions that occur in this country is precisely because we know that there exist capable and honest lawyers who can make the system better. Diagnosing a disease is the first step to synthesizing a cure.