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Posted by aogSunday, 15 January 2006 at 19:17 TrackBack Ping URL

This post brings up the issue of DNA testing and how it recently demonstrated that a executed prisoner was in fact guilty despite his protestations of innoncence.

Orrin Judd asks in the comments “wouldn’t most conservatives support a standard requiring some forensic evidence for death penalty cases?”. Yes, I can see that. Conservatives need to treat the death penalty the way the MAL claims it wants to treat abortion, legal but rare. I support creating the legal right for a defendent to demand DNA testing but with the proviso that if such testing is requested, the results will be entered in the trial evidence. No asking for testing and then changing one’s mind when the test comes back “guilty!” as is case more often than not.

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