Here are the best tweets about the Bloomberg terminal outage

@JohnAshbourne:  If markets move, but there is no Bloomberg Machine operational to report it, does it make a sound?

@LadyFOHF:  ‘Hal, can you switch the Bloomberg terminals back on, please?’

‘I’m afraid I can’t let you do that, Joe’

Bill Maher Says 4/20 Should Be A National Holiday

On HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” Friday night, the host announced that he’d created a petition calling on Congress to make April 20 a national weed-related holiday. He then showed his panelists how he likes to celebrate the day with a reading of “‘Twas the Night Before 4/20,” a riff on the famous poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas.”

FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000

Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Innocence Project, which are assisting the government with the country’s largest post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence.

The cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death. Of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison, the groups said under an agreement with the government to release results after the review of the first 200 convictions…

If you haven’t watched this Frontline special on the “science” of forensics, you should.