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DNA evidence and the O.J. Simpson trial

I enjoyed reading Patt Morrison's interview with lawyer Barry Scheck. For years I have wondered if I had been unfair to Scheck in considering him a hypocrite for devaluing DNA evidence in the O.J. Simpson trial while using it as a mainstay in his worthy goal of exonerating innocent victims of wrongful convictions. ("Barry Scheck on the O.J. trial, DNA evidence and the Innocence Project," Op-Ed, June 17) Scheck tells us that the Simpson defense team did not challenge the reliability of DNA testing, only the manner in which it was collected and analyzed. I believe he is being disingenuous. Scheck misled the unsophisticated jurors to the untrue idea that DNA degraded by poor...

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