When collective opinions change

I have asked before whether opinions are information.  Can information “change”?

“On Trial: Evidence Gathering,” Wall Street Journal, November 16-17, 2013 A3 http://on.wsj.com/1buPkfu

A doctor recants her testimony that a young girl had suffered internal injury, which led to a sex abuse conviction.  The basis for the recantation was “new medical standards by the American Academy of Pediatrics.”

What happens to the woman who was in jail for 16 years based upon the doctor’s opinion?  Can she sue the doctor? Can she sue the Academy?

Does your organization have opinion masquerading as “information”?

 

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