Double Helix Law

This blog examines developments in the law of evidence and forensic genetics. In addition to pursuing the evidentiary issues addressed in the book, The Double Helix and the Law of Evidence, it comments on threats -- perceived and real -- to privacy and civil liberties posed by developments such as law-enforcement DNA databases. The latter set of issues are the subject of a forthcoming book, DNA Identification and the Threat to Civil Liberties.

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Tres Mal Errors with DNA Evidence
A story in the Denver Post begins with the disturbing news that A malfunction in a DNA processing machine led…
Get Serious: The US Department of Justice's Amicus Brief in Haskell v. Harris
As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit returns to the question of the constitutionality of California's DNA…
Maryland v. King: The Dissent's Ten Second Rule
The four dissenting Justices in Maryland v. King insisted that DNA databases and fingerprint databases are as different as night…