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.
This important conference brought together the leaders in criminal justice from around the State, including District Attorneys, Criminal Defense Lawyers, Department of Corrections leaders, Judges and court personnel, and State legislators.
This article speaks directly to the serious problems with forensic scientific evidence. A serious voir dire of experts offered against your client is in order and attorneys must have a minimum level of understanding ot the science to effectively perform this function. “The FBI is reviewing 2,000 cases convicted on hair samples after it has