Criminal Justice

Hayne Sues

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Former Mississippi medical examiner Dr. Steven Hayne has filed a defamation suit against the Innocence Project.

He's apparently using a College of American Pathologists' panel's decision not to take action against him as conclusive proof that he's vindicated, and that all of the many doctors, forensic experts, and current and former colleagues who have questioned his practices and professionalism are wrong.

Here's a copy of the pleading.

I emailed the College of American Pathologists to see if they had any reaction, and if they're comfortable with Hayne's characterization of their report as a vindication of him. They had no comment.