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Editor's Note :
On Monday, December 9, we expect additional orders from the December 6 Conference at 9:30 a.m. On Tuesday, December 10, we expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10:00 a.m. We will begin live blogging at 9:45.
Issue: (1) Whether the United States Court of Appeals
for the Third Circuit and other courts of
appeals which have interpreted the
materiality standard of Brady v. Maryland to include evidence
inadmissible at trial if such material could
have led to the discovery of admissible
evidence have expanded the scope of Brady
in a manner contrary to Wood v. Bartholomew, and, in so
doing, have substituted mere admissibility
for the requirement that to be "material"
undisclosed evidence must present a
"reasonable probability" that the result of
the trial would have been different had the
evidence been disclosed, and in a manner
which, in the instant case, would have
required the prosecution to search the entire
universe of police reports to find those
reports which referenced, but did not charge,
a prosecution witness; (2) whether the United States Court of Appeals
for the Third Circuit, by directing the
district court to evaluate Johnson's claim
"in light of the Third Circuit opinion," has
required the district court to accept
characterizations of the allegedly suppressed
evidence which in some instances are
contrary to this Court's teachings, such as
the weight to be given affidavits solicited by
habeas counsel long after the verdict was
obtained, and which, in other instances, are
On Monday the Court issued additional orders from the November 26 Conference. Lyle's post on those orders is here. On Tuesday, the Court issued opinions in two cases, the archived live blog is here. This is the first week of the Court’s December sitting, and the Justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday through Wednesday. The December hearing list is here.
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