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Policy Page – November 2015

Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations Sources:  Victor Weedn, MD, JD, CFSO Liaison and Beth Lavach, CFSO Advocate The primary news concerning forensic science reform legislation is that it appears that there is more significant discussion than in the past between the Republicans and Democrats and between the House and the Senate.  This would suggest that […]


Policy Page – September 2015

LEGISLATION: Source: Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, AAFS 2015-16 President There has not been much on the Federal legislative front that is visible, but the Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) has been very active. The current makeup of the CFSO is: Matthew Gamette (ASCLD, Chair), Kim Collins (NAME, Vice Chair), Ken Martin (IAI, Treasurer), […]


AAFS Policy Page

LEGISLATION Source: Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, AAFS 2015-16 President At the end of May, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations approved a $54.1 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) appropriations bill that made significant cuts to several Department of Justice assistance programs for state, local, and tribal law enforcement […]


Marilyn A. Huestis Receives Distinguished Fellow Award

Professor Marilyn Huestis is tenured senior investigator and Chief of Chemistry and Drug Metabolism, IRP, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, and Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, University of Maryland. She thoroughly enjoys mentoring doctoral students in Toxicology, and to date has overseen the research of 16 distinguished new toxicologists in the […]