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District Attorney’s Office for the Third Judicial District, et al. v. Osborne

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-6 9th Cir. Mar 2, 2009
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Jun 18, 2009 5-4 Roberts OT 2008

Issue: Whether a defendant may access a state’s biological evidence following a conviction under 42 U.S.C. 1983 or the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on June 18, 2009.

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