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Federal Criminal Law - FBI Hair Comparison "Experts" - Part 2

More on FBI misdeeds in the realm of junk science in federal criminal law. These so-called experts claimed at trial after trial that the hair comparisons were near-certain "matches" to defendants charged in the cases.  To make matters worse, to butress their phony testimony, they described misleading statistics culled from their own work.  In other words, they claimed the hairs matched, and used their own history of "matching" samples as support for their own - self-seving - conclusions.