Radley, excellent article and another that I am sure will familiarize HoPo readers to the important work you do.
One thing that you may want to correct: There is a paragraph that starts
Hood also told the TV station that his office is looking into 20 cases that may have been tainted by West’s testimony. That’s interesting, because it’s the first time a Mississippi state official has made any mention of a voluntary investigation into either Hood or West. [...]
I think that second sentence is intended to end with “Hayne or West”.
Of course, Hood should face the music for his deliberate use of such “experts”, too…