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Kaye quoted in `Washington Post’
Kaye quoted in `Washington Post'
An article in the Nov. 2 edition of
The Washington Post
about a convicted rapist who won a federal lawsuit seeking new DNA tests that he says could clear him of the charges included comments by
, Regents' Professor of Law.
According to reporter Jerry Markon, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to review a federal appeals court ruling in the case of William G. Osborne could accelerate a national trend that allows inmates to petition for post-conviction DNA testing. Arizona is among 44 states that have passed such laws.
"People would be able to say `Look, I have a federal right to testing; federal courts have to enforce my right and so do state courts,'" said Kaye, a Faculty Fellow in the College's Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology, and a Professor in the School of Life Sciences at ASU. "It would encourage judges at all levels to give orders requiring such testing."
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