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Sunday, April 30, 2017
Patrick G. Lee

Crime Lab Scandal Forces Prosecutors To Disavow Thousands Of Drug Convictions

During her career as a Massachusetts lab chemist, Annie Dookhan has admitted to making up drug test results and tampering with samples, in the process helping send scores of people to prison. Her work may have touched some 24,000 cases. On April 18, nearly five years after Dookhan’s confession, prosecutors submitted lists of about 21,587 tainted cases with flawed convictions that they have agreed to overturn. The state’s highest court must still formally dismiss the convictions.

April 20, 2017
Energy Kids

Child’s Play: Team Trump Rewrites Department Of Energy Website For Kids

The changes on the energy website for kids were flagged by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, a group including scientists, lawyers, and archivists that started tracking changes to federal websites and data after Trump’s election.

February 17, 2017
poll watchers

Trump’s Call For A Flood Of Poll Watchers Could Disrupt Some Voting Places

Donald Trump’s campaign website implores voters to “Help Me Stop Crooked Hillary From Rigging This Election!” by signing up as observers.

September 14, 2016