High Court Weighs Inmate’s Access To DNA Evidence

Last year, the U.S. Supreme court ruled that there is only a very narrow window available to defendants seeking access to evidence for DNA testing once they have been convicted. The ruling had a limited impact because 48 states have enacted laws that provide for access in some circumstances. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court hears the next round in the DNA drama — a case testing whether the Texas statute is so limited that it denies a defendant due process of law.