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USCG v. Simone Solomon - Amicus Curiae

Dr. Roger L. Bertholf has joined the case of USCG v. Simone Solomon as Amicus Curiae.

The United States Coast Guard is attempting an appeal to take away the rights of Simone Solomon to work on the oceans of the world as a ship's cook.

Ms. Solomon had a random urinalysis taken in Dubai.  Her urine sample sat in the desert for 7-10 days in heat of up to 115 degrees or hotter.  Have you ever been in the back of a shipping truck in the middle of the desert?  It has to get up to 130 degrees in there- the greenhouse effect and all.

The USCG based their determination on the expert witness Dr. Hani J. Khella, MRO, Industrial Medical Testing, 1451 Tallevast Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243 who stated that a urine sample would need to be in a volcano for creatinine to degrade.   See http://blog.criminallawyerjacksonville.co/2013/06/graham-syfert-appeals-bad-science-uscg.html

Dr. Bertholf  (CV available http://www.bertholf.net/Files/Bertholfcv.pdf) (ironically a distant relation of an early Coast Guard Commandant) supports the proposition that urinary creatinine degrades at temperatures lower than 300 degrees Celsius- a key part of the testimony of Dr. Khella.

Below is the Amicus Brief of Dr. Bertholf in the Appeal of Simone Solomon v. United States Coast Guard.


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