Texas has decided that if faulty science was the key to a conviction then a person might be entitled to a new proceeding. Retired Superior Court Judge, Eugene Hyman, of Santa Clara, California, says that this is huge in terms of what other states are doing, as in some, new evidence is not enough to get a new trial.
The question is, says Hyman, if an old test is removed from the trial, would a conviction still stand and would that be fair? Hyman is hoping other states will follow suit and other courts will reconsider the issue.
Honorable Judge Eugene Hyman has received numerous awards and recognition for his work with families and children and has appeared on numerous television news shows. For more information, visit www.judgehyman.com. He is also a featured commentator on The Family Law Channel and The Legal Broadcast Network. For more information on the article in the Wall Street Journal, click here.