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Watch PBS’s Scottsboro: An American Tragedy: Assume that the Scottsboro defendan

Watch PBS’s Scottsboro: An American Tragedy:
Assume that the Scottsboro defendants are still alive and incarcerated.
Write a 1-to 2-page essay analyzing at least two ways that the Scottsboro boys could potentially use contemporary DNA testing laws and/or newly discovered evidence rules to challenge their conviction. If you choose to use a DNA testing statute, I recommend either the AZ law we studied or the Alabama DNA testing statute. Please utilize the IRAC methodology to aid your analysis, and make sure to address each component of the statute or rule you select.

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A few years ago, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the J

A few years ago, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department would not renew its partnership with the National Commission on Forensic Science – a group of independent scientists, judges, defense attorneys, and law enforcement officials that had been advising the Department on ways to improve the reliability of forensics and on the use of scientific evidence in the criminal justice process. Sessions also announced that the Department is reconsidering its efforts to conduct reviews of forensic practices by the FBI, similar to the 2012 collaborative review of hair microscopy evidence. See: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/sessions-says-justice-department-will-end-forensic-science-commission/Links to an external site
Write an initial post responding to the following questions:
In light of the positive steps being made through collaboration, why do you think the Justice Department made this decision?
Do you think such a decision will affect the rate of progress being made to bridge the gap between forensic methodologies and the scientific method? If so, how? If not, why not?

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A few years ago, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the J

A few years ago, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department would not renew its partnership with the National Commission on Forensic Science – a group of independent scientists, judges, defense attorneys, and law enforcement officials that had been advising the Department on ways to improve the reliability of forensics and on the use of scientific evidence in the criminal justice process. Sessions also announced that the Department is reconsidering its efforts to conduct reviews of forensic practices by the FBI, similar to the 2012 collaborative review of hair microscopy evidence. See: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/sessions-says-justice-department-will-end-forensic-science-commission/Links to an external site
Write an initial post responding to the following questions:
In light of the positive steps being made through collaboration, why do you think the Justice Department made this decision?
Do you think such a decision will affect the rate of progress being made to bridge the gap between forensic methodologies and the scientific method? If so, how? If not, why not?

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Criminal Law

Watch PBS’s Scottsboro: An American Tragedy: Assume that the Scottsboro defendan

Watch PBS’s Scottsboro: An American Tragedy:
Assume that the Scottsboro defendants are still alive and incarcerated.
Write a 1-to 2-page essay analyzing at least two ways that the Scottsboro boys could potentially use contemporary DNA testing laws and/or newly discovered evidence rules to challenge their conviction. If you choose to use a DNA testing statute, I recommend either the AZ law we studied or the Alabama DNA testing statute. Please utilize the IRAC methodology to aid your analysis, and make sure to address each component of the statute or rule you select.

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Criminal Law

Hi, for this assignment, the general requirements for this essay including title

Hi, for this assignment, the general requirements for this essay including title, abstract, keywords, footnotes, and references are needed. The essay information should include 1. Current EU-legislation system. 2. Transposition of EU law into national legislation. 3. Use 2 Case studies (For example Land of Fire), to reflect the EU and their national legislation’s role. 4. Emerging trend.

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Hi, for this assignment, the general requirements for this essay including title

Hi, for this assignment, the general requirements for this essay including title, abstract, keywords, footnotes, and references are needed. The essay information should include 1. Current EU-legislation system. 2. Transposition of EU law into national legislation. 3. Use 2 Case studies (For example Land of Fire), to reflect the EU and their national legislation’s role. 4. Emerging trend.

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1. What are three reasons why I believe in the truthfulness/reasonableness of my

1. What are three reasons why I believe in the truthfulness/reasonableness of my thesis/assertion? What is the best/most compelling reason?
2. To support my thesis I will provide the following evidence/use the following sources (be specific):
3. Any key terms that must be defined?
4. Make a list of at least 2 possible arguments that are in opposition to my claim (opposing points of view). Which seems to be the strongest opposing view?
6. Rebuttal: How might I refute this OPOV? (In other words, why do you still believe in the truth of your claim even though reasonable people believe a contradictory position?)

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1. What are three reasons why I believe in the truthfulness/reasonableness of my

1. What are three reasons why I believe in the truthfulness/reasonableness of my thesis/assertion? What is the best/most compelling reason?
2. To support my thesis I will provide the following evidence/use the following sources (be specific):
3. Any key terms that must be defined?
4. Make a list of at least 2 possible arguments that are in opposition to my claim (opposing points of view). Which seems to be the strongest opposing view?
6. Rebuttal: How might I refute this OPOV? (In other words, why do you still believe in the truth of your claim even though reasonable people believe a contradictory position?)

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Criminal Law

Read Orby Dobbins – Eyewitness Testimony for the Prosecution called during the 2

Read Orby Dobbins – Eyewitness Testimony for the Prosecution called during the 2nd set of Scottsboro trials (Alabama v. Haywood Patterson in 1933).
Write a 1-2 page essay analyzing the reliability of Dobbins’s eye witness testimony from the second Scottsboro trial after the Powell Court reversed and remanded the convictions. In your analysis, apply at least 3 specific system or estimator variables as outlined by the NAS Report or the Henderson opinion to attack any potential weaknesses you find in Dobbins’s testimony regarding what he saw on the day the alleged rapes occurred. Please utilize the IRAC (Issue-Rule-Analysis-Conclusion) methodology for each of the 3 variables you select.

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Read Orby Dobbins – Eyewitness Testimony for the Prosecution called during the 2

Read Orby Dobbins – Eyewitness Testimony for the Prosecution called during the 2nd set of Scottsboro trials (Alabama v. Haywood Patterson in 1933).
Write a 1-2 page essay analyzing the reliability of Dobbins’s eye witness testimony from the second Scottsboro trial after the Powell Court reversed and remanded the convictions. In your analysis, apply at least 3 specific system or estimator variables as outlined by the NAS Report or the Henderson opinion to attack any potential weaknesses you find in Dobbins’s testimony regarding what he saw on the day the alleged rapes occurred. Please utilize the IRAC (Issue-Rule-Analysis-Conclusion) methodology for each of the 3 variables you select.