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Archive: November 2013

SCOTUS, Preliminary Hearings & Brady Material

November 28th, 2013

The United States Supreme Court is deciding whether to hear a case where the prosecution is arguing – Brady evidence is not required to be disclosed before a preliminary hearing.

The cases is: California v. Gutierrez

ISSUES PRESENTED

Does the due process obligation, outlined in Brady v. Maryland, require prosecutors to provide exculpatory evidence to a defendant before …

Due Process, Half-Truths, And Brady Material

November 1st, 2013

Real justice means everyone accused of a crime gets a fair process to defend against the accusations. In many cases due process happens. Our system of justice, however, requires that occurs in all cases. This isn’t exactly an onerous requirement. It starts with the truth.

The truth means…



…the whole truth, not a half-truth. A half-truth is a type …

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