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The United State Supreme Court has ruled that William Osborne, an Alaskan inmate, does not have the right to receive a more accurate DNA test in his 1993 case.  The test could help reverse his conviction in a rape and attempted murder case from 1993 when DNA testing was in its infancy.  The Court justifies their decision by stating that they should not constitutionalize the issue, but instead, leave it to the individual States.  However, Alaska has not granted any of their inmates post-conviction DNA requests even though such testing has freed several inmates nationwide who were wrongly convicted.
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