Patterico's Pontifications

8/29/2003

JUSTICE VS. WINNING: The New

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:28 am

JUSTICE VS. WINNING: The New York Times runs a story titled Prosecutors Fight DNA Use for Exoneration. How embarrassing. It is true, as the prosecutors point out, that there may be cases where a defendant can obtain DNA results favorable to him, and still not be “exonerated” due to independent evidence of the defendant’s guilt. But to oppose the testing just doesn’t sit well. Prosecutors should allow any statutorily authorized testing to go forward without challenge. Fighting it just looks bad.

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