Earlier today at Legal Blog Watch, I wrote about yesterday’s joint investigative report by 60 Minutes and The Washington Post revealing the injustice to hundreds of defendants who remain in prison based at least in part on a discredited FBI forensic tool known as comparative bullet-lead analysis. As the Washington Post piece mentions, two affiliated organizations played central roles in bringing this injustice to light, the Forensic Justice Project and the National Whistleblower Center. In looking at the latter organization’s site, I became aware of its excellent blog, the Whistleblower Protection Blog, which has much more detail on its bullet-lead investigation and the FOIA cases it brought against the FBI, as well as useful posts on legal issues relating to whisteblowers.

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