Would NAS Anthrax Report Have Led to Reasonable Doubt in Ivins Trial?

By: Tuesday February 15, 2011 3:10 pm

It seems very likely to me that had Bruce Ivins not died, the analysis carried out by a panel from the National Academy of Sciences in assessing the scientific evidence tying Ivins to the 2001 anthrax attacks would have led to reasonable doubt on whether Ivins carried out the attacks. For this post, let us concentrate only on the NAS response to FBI claims on the spores used in the attack, especially with regard to how the spores were prepared.

 

NAS to FBI: Science Does Not Support Anthrax Conclusion

By: Tuesday February 15, 2011 8:40 am

The National Academies just released a report on the scientific basis of the FBI Amerithrax investigation and has concluded that the DOJ Investigative Summary overstated the scientific backing for connecting the attack material with Bruce Ivins’ famous RMR-1029 flask.

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