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DNA - A Prosecutor’s Practice Notebook Inventory

Opponents of DNA Evidence

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Lastly, keep in mind that many issues raised by the opponents of the DNA evidence do not go to the admissibility of the evidence, but simply go to its weight. Questions of interpretation, accuracy, statistical calculations, etc., should not be allowed to be sold as issues which justify a pre-trial hearing. Opponents should be required to make a showing as to why the requested hearing is necessary, given the lengthy nationwide history of DNA typing admissibility throughout the judicial system.

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