JURIST – Paper Chase: Supreme Court overturns conviction due to DA withholding evidence

 

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Jurist.org reports:

The US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Tuesday in Smith v. Cain to overturn the conviction of Juan Smith due to the New Orleans District Attorney’s office withholding material evidence from the defense. Smith was convicted of murder largely on the testimony of one eyewitness. However, the District Attorney’s office had statements from the witness that indicated he had not properly identified Smith, which was not turned over to Smith and his defense during the proceedings.

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2 Responses to JURIST – Paper Chase: Supreme Court overturns conviction due to DA withholding evidence

  1. Pingback: SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus SMITH v. CAIN, WARDEN CERTIORARI TO THE CRIMINAL DISTRICT COURT OF LOUISIANA, ORLEANS PARISH No. 10–8145. Argued November 8, 2011—Decided January 10, 2012 Petitioner Juan Smith was convicted of first-degree

  2. Pingback: Extent of Prosecutors’ Duty to Disclose Exculpatory/Mitigating Evidence | Just How Fair Does Justice Have To Be? | UPI.com | U.S. News | By Michael Kirkland | 08/28/11 | Vinh P. Su, Esquire

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