The Observer's Associate Editor talks to "All Things Considered" host Robert Siegel about Perry's astounding move to replace key members of the Forensic Science Commission.
Perry's move came one day before the commission was to examine a report on faulty arson science that almost certainly led to the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was condemned for setting a fire that killed his 2 children. Texas could become the first state in the nation to admit it executed an innocent man.
See Dave's articles in the series Burn Patterns on bad arson science and the resulting imprisonments of people who were likely innocent: I Was Just a Junkie, Victim of Circumstance?, and Burn Patterns.
Also, see editor Bob Moser's editorial and Mann's blog post on the issue.