Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Annie Dookhan: The Associated Press reports that a Massachuset's judge has sent two drug lab cases to high court;

STORY: "Mass. judge sends drug lab cases to high court," published by Associated Press on March 12, 2013.

GIST: "A justice of Massachusetts' highest court has agreed to ask the full court to decide two cases in which prosecutors are challenging how lower courts are handling drug convictions now in jeopardy because of alleged misconduct by a chemist at a state drug-testing lab. Annie Dookhan has pleaded not guilty to faking test results and evidence tampering.........Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett is challenging whether retired judges appointed as special magistrates to hear Dookhan cases have the authority to put sentences on hold while requests for new trials are pending."
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See Patriot Ledger story in which State's Attorney Michael Morrissey says: “I never thought one person could do this much damage to the criminal justice system as this person did.”


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