Monday, November 14, 2011

Yet another case of possible prosecutorial misconduct for not disclosing exculpatory evidence; this one from Texas

I have been following the case before the Supreme Court on prosecutorial misconduct for failing to disclose exculpatory evidence (see here, here and here), and I have commented on the relationship between that case and last year's case Connick v Thompson in which the exonerated man sued the DAs office seeking compensation. (for more on that one type Connick in the "search this blog" box on the right under my photo which will take you a a lot of links on the case.)

Today, in yet another case of a defendant getting exonerated after spending a long time in prison (two decades in this case), the Legal Ethics Forum is reporting that the prosecution is going to have to answer some very hard questions about the prosecutor's fulfillment of his duty to disclose.  For more go here.

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