drug scandal http://wamc.org en ACLU Asks Mass. Supreme Court to Hear Drug Scandal Cases http://wamc.org/post/aclu-asks-mass-supreme-court-hear-drug-scandal-cases <p></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is asking the state's highest court to get involved in a state drug lab scandal that threatens to derail thousands of criminal cases.</p><p></p><p>The ACLU is asking the Supreme Judicial Court to find that all defendants whose cases were handled by former state chemist Annie Dookhan have a presumptive right to have their sentences put on hold while motions for new trials are pending.</p><p>Dookhan is accused of faking test results and tampering with evidence.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 59286 at http://wamc.org ACLU Asks Mass. Supreme Court to Hear Drug Scandal Cases