Policy

Discredited Forensic Science Resolution (2018)

Short Name: Discredited Forensic Science Resolution
Year Adopted: 2018
Meeting Where Adopted: Mid-Year
Policy Number: 2018 MY 108B
Subjects: Death Penalty, Junk Science, Post-Conviction/Habeas Corpus

Resolution Text:

RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal legislatures to enact legislation creating a substantive right and procedures for individuals to challenge their convictions by demonstrating that forensic evidence or testimony used to obtain their convictions has been undermined or discredited by reliable scientific research or technological advances.

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