This week, an Illinois man who spent nearly two decades in prison for sexual assault was released after DNA evidence exonerated him. A week earlier, DNA evidence freed a Florida man after more than 24 years in prison for crimes he did not commit. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case in which DNA evidence calls into question a conviction.

On our weekly legal news podcast Coast to Coast this week, we discuss the issues surrounding the use of DNA evidence. Our guests are Robert N. Feldman, a founder of the New England Innocence Project and an attorney in Boston, and Joshua Marquis, district attorney of Clatsop County, Oregon, and vice president of the National District Attorneys Association.

Coast to Coast is the weekly legal news podcast cohosted by J. Craig Williams and me. An archive of all past shows is available here. All shows are available to listen to in Windows Media format or to download in MP3 format. The show’s RSS feed is available here.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.