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US refuses prisoners right to DNA tests

US refuses prisoners right to DNA tests

作者:贾元粗  时间:2019-03-08 12:02:01  人气:

US PRISONERS do not have a constitutional right to a DNA test that might prove their innocence, the Supreme Court has ruled. Many inmates are seeking to take a DNA test in a bid to overturn a conviction. However, in some states there are no specific rules to grant access to such tests. The court ruled in a 5:4 decision that rules on who should be allowed DNA tests after conviction should be made by individual states and the US Congress, not federal courts. The New York-based Innocence Project, which fought the case on behalf of William Osborne,