Legislatures and Courts, even in Louisiana, have recognized there is a difference when defendant are juveniles, the US Supreme Court has said that life sentences must only be used in the most extraordinary circumstances. I hope that all of the district attorneys moving to keep these people in jail are doing so with those considerations in mind. We must operate the criminal justice system in a manner consistent with our values as Americans.
I just signed up for the summer semester, taking “Forensic Analysis of DNA ” and “Applied Statistics for Data Analysis”. These are essentially the two sections of the book I intend to write for completion of my Masters Degree on meeting the challenge of DNA in the courtroom. One: Methodology and Interpretation of DNA Two:
This is a very interesting outcome in relation to the public defender crisis we are experiencing in Louisiana. We cannot function under the constitution of the United States and not grant indigent defendants a meaningful right to counsel – it is not who we are as a nation. I don’t know if this is a