For the first time, the federal government has weighed in on the validity of bite mark evidence, a tool critics claim prosecutors have used to incarcerate innocent people for decades. A Georgia man on death row for more than 40 years could get a new trial because of a change in scientific understanding of bitemark analysis. Not everyone agrees he deserves it.
For decades, Supreme Court precedent effectively banned members of the military from suing the Department of Defense. In 2019, Congress passed a law that cleared the way for military malpractice claims. Yet few have won their cases.