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DNA collected from skin cells left on objects such as door handles and guns is increasingly being used as evidence in criminal cases. But new studies show a person’s DNA can be transferred to an object that is never touched by the person, raising questions about the reliability of such samples.A case study illustrating the problem was presented in February at a meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists, Scientific American reports. A homeless man, Lukis Anderson, was charged with the murder of multimillionaire Raveesh Kumra based on DNA evidence left at the crime scene. But Anderson was hospitalized on the night of the murder.Anderson’s lawyers later learned that paramedics who treated Anderson inadvertently transferred his DNA when they processed the crime scene three hours later. Other studies have shown that DNA from skin cells can be transferred onto an object by shaking hands with another person who then touches the object, or by a cloth wiped across a … [Read more...] about DNA from skin cells could implicate the innocent, studies suggest
This undated illustration provided by Tinder/Emojination shows new variations of interracial emoji couples. (Tinder/Emojination via AP)This undated illustration provided by Tinder/Emojination shows new variations of interracial emoji couples. (Tinder/Emojination via AP) NEW YORK — In 1664, Maryland passed the first British colonial law banning marriage between whites and slaves. An 1883 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that state prohibitions on interracial marriage don’t violate the Fourteenth Amendment held for more than 80 years. While such impediments to marriage were dismantled over time, there are still hurdles, however small, to overcome. Here, in 2019, interracial couples have a small victory to celebrate: The approval of 71 new variations of emoji for couples of color. Capping a yearlong project by, of all people, the folks at the swipe-right dating app Tinder and tech activist group Emojination, the emoji gods (known as the Unicode Consortium) recently approved the … [Read more...] about Emoji officials OK skin-tone options for couples of color
I am privileged to be given this opportunity to present the Second H.R. Khanna Memorial Lecture.I remember the days of Emergency when we, the public, were very unaware of what was happening as there was total censorship of newspapers.During the height of emergency, the people of the country were wholly unaware of what was happening in regard to the challenges which would have an impact upon the future of the country. During these times, I myself had appeared in various political detention matters in the Karnataka High Court and in matters such as the dismissal of the Karunanidhi Government on 31st January, 1976 just before the General Elections were to be held in Tamil Nadu State, really with intention of eliminating the political rival in the State. If any attempt was made by newspaper to publish any of the news relating to challenges to the Central Government, the censure would straightway cut it out and there would be a white blank triangle, square or rectangle where the news would … [Read more...] about The Rule of Law and Human Rights in India
Funding portal registration is now available through FINRA.This LawFlash discusses funding portals, which are the intermediaries through which crowdfunding will occur, specifically regarding the registration process prior to intermediating crowdfunding transactions, as well as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA’s) rules governing funding portals. Crowdfunding is permissible beginning on May 16, and prospective funding portal registrants can and should begin the process as soon as possible to secure the registrations mandated by the SEC.A series of recent approvals by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have paved the way for equity crowdfunding in the United States, as mandated by Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.1 Crowdfunding is generally considered to be the use of the Internet by small businesses to raise capital through small investments by large numbers of investors.The novel aspect of equity … [Read more...] about Crowdfunding Begins on May 16, 2016