Thousands Of Drug Convictions At Stake In Massachusetts High Court CaseBy January 8, 2015
The case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court involves Annie Dookhan, a drug lab chemist who was sentenced in 2013 to at least three years in prison after admitting she faked test results.
SJC To Hear Petition To Dismiss Convictions Tied To DookhanBy WBUR Newsroom October 23, 2014
The ACLU is asking the state’s highest court to dismiss tens of thousands of criminal convictions tied to former state chemist Annie Dookhan, who admitted to tampering with evidence.
SJC Sets ‘Presumption’ Of Misconduct In Dookhan-Related Guilty PleasBy March 5, 2014
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that defendants seeking to withdraw guilty pleas because their cases were handled by disgraced former state chemist Annie Dookhan must indicate they would have insisted on a trial if they knew about her malfeasance.
Dookhan Was Drug Lab’s ‘Sole Bad Actor,’ Report SaysBy Deborah Becker March 4, 2014
“However … deficiencies at the Drug Lab created an atmosphere that allowed for [Annie] Dookhan to commit her crimes,” the state inspector general wrote in his review.
Boston Doctor Chosen For New National Effort To Reform Forensic TestingBy Deborah Becker and Lynn Jolicoeur February 21, 2014
With the Massachusetts Inspector General expected to release his report on the state drug lab crisis any day now, a local doctor is part of a new national effort to reform forensic testing.
How Mass. Should Deal With Convictions Affected By DookhanBy Deborah Becker January 10, 2014
Matt Segal of the Massachusetts ACLU discusses the criminal cases that linger as the state investigates the drug lab scandal.
ACLU Asks Mass. High Court For ‘Comprehensive Remedy’ For Drug Lab CasesBy Deborah Becker January 9, 2014
The court is again being asked for guidance on how to deal with criminal convictions thrown into question by the state drug lab crisis.