Report Finds U.S. Exonerations Rose Again In 2016The number of people exonerated in the U.S. rose again in 2016, with more than half of them involved in cases in which it was later determined no crime occurred, according to a report released Tuesday.
Austin City Council To Vote On $1.6 million Rape Kit ContractThe Austin City Council will vote on a $1.6 million contract with the county for rape kit testing.
Texas Could Take Stance Against Disputed Bite Mark EvidenceCritics of bite mark evidence say Texas could be on the brink of taking a stance that would likely reverberate in courtrooms across the U.S.
New DNA Standards Could Lead To Thousands Of Texas RetrialsThousands of old Texas cases could go to trial a second time now that crime labs nationwide have changed the way they analyze DNA evidence.
Stymied Texas Board Offers Future RecommendationsA Texas state commission prevented from further investigating a case where death penalty opponents say an innocent man may have been executed is set to offer recommendations on future arson inquiries.
Bill Would Refine Duties For Texas Forensic PanelThe duties and mission of a troubled state panel caught up in the review of a contested arson finding in a death penalty case would be cleared up under legislation approved by the Texas Senate on Friday.