A nice little piece at the New York Post points out that the lesson to learn from the Duke case is that DNA labs need to be independent. Not a lot of people realize this, but DNA labs serve the prosecution. And in the Duke case, the lab offered to bury the exonerating evidence. Because they serve the prosecution.

Radley Balko has been on fire lately at The Agitator, pointing out how many innocent people, especially black ones, have been put in prison on cases as flimsy as the Duke one. Perhaps now is the time for both Right and Left to reaffirm their commitment to justice rather than convictions.