Thursday, January 05, 2006


This article in Texas Monthly, "Why Can't Stephen Phillips Get a DNA Test?," exposes the injustice of post-conviction DNA testing in Texas. Despite a law passed by the legislature to provide for testing, prosecutors still often fight the tests tooth and nail, and many judges seem perfectly happy to do their bidding. These activist judges seem content to flout the clear intent of the legislature to provide DNA testing, and no one is holding them accountable. Meanwhile, the potentially innocent rot in jail.


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