Monday, March 30, 2015

Supreme Court denies cert petition in Truvia v. Connick

Last month I wrote about the cert petition in Truvia v. Connick, the most recent in a series of cases from New Orleans on whether an exonerated criminal defendant who spent years in prison after a prosecutor violated the duty to disclose exculpatory evidence can recover for damages.  You can read my original post here.

I was hoping the Court would grant the petition and revise its view on the issue, but it was not to be.  I found out today that the Court denied the petition a week ago.  Here is a page where you can find links to the documents in the case.

Thanks to Prof. Joan (Shaun) Shaughnessy (Washington & Lee) for the update.

1 comment:

  1. Professor Bernabe
    SCOTUS having already wrongfully backhanded John Thompson in 2011, it would have been a stretch had the high court sought now to undo that ruling. Sadly, it was never going to happen -- no matter the Op-ed appeals from the NY Times Editorial Board or the wistful hopes of others.