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American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, ASCLDís Comments on the Release of the NAS Report on Forensic Science, Feb. 19, 2009

'Badly Fragmented' Forensic Science System Needs Overhaul, ScienceDaily, Feb. 19, 2009

Tresa Baldas, Defense Counsel View Report as New Weapon, National Law Journal, 2009

Joseph P. Bono, Commentary on the Need for a Research Culture in the Forensic Sciences, 58 UCLA L. Rev. 781 (February 2011)

Quintin Chatman, How Scientific is Forensic Science?, The Champion, Aug. 2009

Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On The National Academy of Sciences Study On Forensic Science, Press Release, Feb. 18, 2009

Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations, Press Release, Feb. 17, 2009

Carol Cratty & Jeanne Meserve, Crime Labs Need Major Overhaul, Study Finds, CNN Feb. 18, 2009

Crime Labs and Dismal Science, On Point, CNN, Feb. 19, 2009

Harry T. Edwards, The National Academy of Sciences Report on Forensic Sciences: What it Means for the Bench and the Bar, 51 Jurimetrics J. 1 (Fall 2010)

Crime Scene Imperfections, Editorial, New York Times, Feb. 21, 2009

Jules Epstein, It's Not All "CSI": Report Raises Forensic Evidence Questions, The Legal Intelligencer, Feb. 25, 2009

Jason Felch, Real-World CSI in Question: Influential Report Casts Doubt on Nation's Crime Labs and Forensic Techniques, Chicago Tribune, Feb. 19, 2009

Jason Felch & Maura Dolan, Report Questions Science, Reliability of Crime Lab Evidence, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 19, 2009

Ira Flatow, Evaluating Forensic Science, Science Friday, NPR, Feb. 27, 2009

Forensic Science, a Misnomer, Editorial, Baltimore Sun, Feb. 20, 2009

The Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board's Comments on the National Academy of Sciences' Report - 'Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States,' Feb. 25, 2009

Michael A. Fuoco, Federal Report Finds Deficiencies in Use of Forensics in Criminal Cases, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 12, 2009

Dean Gialamas & Beth Greene, Point of View: An Open Letter from ASCLD Regarding the NAS Report, Forensic Magazine, April-May 2009

Paul C. Giannelli, Fallout from the NAS Forensic Science Report, Criminal Justice Magazine, Fall 2010, p. 53

Paul C. Giannelli, Forensic Science: Why No Research?, 38 Fordham Urb. L.J. 503 (December 2010)

Giannelli Paul & Susan Friedman, The National Academy of Sciences Report: A Challenge to Forensic Science, 24 Criminal Justice Magazine 4, Winter 2010

Nell Greenfieldboyce, Report: Forensics Rife With 'Serious Problems,' All Things Considered, NPR, Feb. 18, 2009

Sylvia Hsieh, Report Gives Lawyers New Argument to Keep Out Forensic Evidence, Minnesota Lawyer, Feb. 27, 2009 (Subscription required)

Cynthia E. Jones, The Right Remedy for the Wrongly Convicted: Judicial Sanctions for Destruction of DNA Evidence, 77 Fordham Law Review 2893 (2009)

Jack King, NACDL News; NACDL Offers Preliminary Recommendations on Strengthening Forensic Science, The Champion, Dec. 2009

Eli Kintisch, Forensic Science on Trial: The First of Two ScienceInsider Interviews, ScienceInsider, Sept. 14, 2009

Eli Kintisch, Forensic Science on Trial: Part II, ScienceInsider, Sept. 15, 2009

Making Forensic Science Scientific, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 21, 2009

Geoffrey S. Mearns, The NAS Report: In Pursuit of Justice, 38 Fordham Urb. L.J. 429 (December 2010)

Kenneth E. Melson, Embracing the Path Forward: The Journey to Justice Continues, 36 New Eng. J. Crim. & Civ. Confinement 197 (Summer 2010)

Steve Mills, Some Forensic Techniques Named as Suspect in National Academy of Sciences Report: In Some Cases, Innocent People May Have Been Imprisoned, Even Put to Death, Chicago Tribune, Feb. 19, 2009

Jennifer L. Mnookin, Clueless 'Science,' Opinion, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 19, 2009

Solomon Moore, Science Found Wanting in Nationís Crime Labs, New York Times, Feb. 4, 2009

Solomon Moore, Study Calls for Oversight of Forensics in Crime Labs, New York Times, Feb. 18, 2009

Jane Campbell Moriarty, Will History Be Servitude?: The NAS Report on Forensic Science and the Role of the Judiciary, 2010 Utah L. Rev. 299

National Academy of Sciences Report: Legacy of Historic Document Depends on Good-Faith Collaboration, Crime Lab Report, March 4, 2009

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Scientific Establishment Validates Defense Barís Long-Held Concerns About Junk Science: National Academy of Sciences Finds 'Serious Deficiencies' in Nation's Crime Labs, Press Release, Feb. 18, 2009

National District Attorneys Association, Are You Aware of the National Academy of Sciences Forensic Science Report? (video)

Martha Neil, Crime Labs in Disarray Nationally; Reform, Independence Needed, Report Says, ABA Journal, Feb. 18, 2009

Norm Pattis, Junk Science Used to Decide Defendantsí Fates, Connecticut Law Tribune, March 2, 2009

Sandra Day OíConnor College of Law at Arizona State University, NAS Report to be 'Force of Change in Forensic Field'

The Society of Forensic Toxicologists Comments on the National Academy of Sciences' Report on 'Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States,' Feb. 23, 2009

Jennifer B. Sokoler, Note, Between Substance and Procedure: A Role for States' Interests in the Scope of the Confrontation Clause, 110 Columbia Law Review 161 (2010)

Statement from Matthew A. Miller, Director of the Office of Public Affairs, Regarding Issuance of the National Research Councilís Report on Forensic Science, Press Release, Feb. 18, 2009

Statement from the National District Attorneys Association Regarding the National Academy of Sciences Feb. 2009 Study

Strengthening Forensic Toxicology in the United States: The American Board of Forensic Toxicology Response to the National Academy of Sciences Recommendations, PR Newswire, Feb. 23, 2009

Ken Strutin, Shift in Legal Thinking on Forensic Evidence?, New York Law Journal, Jan. 20, 2010

Ken Strutin, Strengthening Forensic Science: The Next Wave of Scholarship, Nov. 23, 2009

Elizabeth Stull, Report by National Research Council Urges Reforms in Forensics, Daily Record (Rochester, N.Y.), Feb. 23, 2009 (Subscription required)

Dina Temple-Raston, Call for Forensics Overhaul Linked to 'CSI' Effect, Morning Edition, NPR, Feb. 19, 2009

John F. Terzano, The Long-Awaited Call for Forensic Science Reform, Feb. 23, 2009

Dan Vergano, Report: Real-World Police Forensics Don't Resemble 'CSI,' USA Today, Feb. 18, 2009

Dennis Wagner, National Agency Sought for Forensic Sciences, Arizona Republic, Feb. 19, 2009

Kelly Wiese, Countering DNA: Challenges Address Human Factor Of Scientific Analysis, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Dec. 21, 2009

Tabitha Wethal, Flawed Forensics?: National Report Identifies Areas that Science Must Redress and Refurbish, Law Enforcement Technology, July 2009

Pete Williams, Crime Labs Are Seriously Deficient, Report Says: National Academy of Science Says Only DNA Evidence is Dependable, NBC News, Feb. 18, 2009