Daily Archives: June 26, 2017


SCOTUS Case Summary: McWilliams v. Dunn Decided June 19, 2017

Source: Betty Layne DesPortes, JD, MS, AAFS President Article by: William C. Darby, MD, and Christopher R. Thompson, MD The United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in its 2017 McWilliams v. Dunn decision that Alabama failed to provide the adequate expert mental health assistance guaranteed by the Constitution as discussed in the 1985 case, Ake […]


Toxicology Section News – June 2017

Sources: William R. Johnson, BA, Section Program Chair, and Sherri L. Kacinko, PhD, Section Program Co-Chair Summer has officially arrived and it’s time for some important updates! Four months have passed since the very successful AAFS 2017 meeting in New Orleans and preparations are accelerating for another exciting program at the AAFS 70th Annual Scientific […]


The Questioned Documents Section Ordway Hilton Award

Source: Linton A. Mohammed, PhD, Section Chair Members are invited to submit nominations for the 2018 Questioned Documents Section Ordway Hilton Award. The criteria for the award are listed in the AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual. Please submit your nominations by August 1 to Section Chair Linton Mohammed at lamqde@gmail.com or Section Secretary Jan Seaman Kelly […]