Shout Out to DNA Unit for Two Recent Achievements

Our national experts-Jessica Goldthwaite, Clinton Hughes, and Richard Torres-- have the lead article in NACDL's Champion publication, entitled "Mixing It Up: Legal Challenges to Probabilistic Genotyping Programs for DNA Mixture Analysis." The placement of this article speaks to the importance of our DNA Unit in the criminal defense community. Reviewing the evolution of DNA evidence through a critical lens, the article deftly proposes challenges to probabilistic modeling of DNA testing. Erudite, comprehensive, clear, the article is a must read for all criminal defense attorneys. The article will be analyzed and cited by attorneys throughout the country - it is a foundational base for the litigation of DNA cases. Well-done crew!

In addition, Richard Torres is at a prestigious conference in Vermont teaching the Confrontation Clause to forensic scientists and prosecutors. He is presenting at the 2018 Green Mountain DNA Conference, an exclusive forensic conference that is very selective in its presenters.