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Final Briefs in Danforth v. Minnesota

Below are the final top and bottom side briefs in Danforth v. Minnesota (06-8273) — a case examining state courts’ authority to expand retroactivity of Supreme Court criminal procedure rulings — which is scheduled for argument on October 31.

Click here to read the petitioner’s brief, filed by the Minnesota Public Defender’s office, and here to read the respondent’s brief.

Click here and here for amicus briefs from the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of the petitioner; here for an amicus brief from Alaska and ten other states in support of the respondent; and here for an amicus brief from Kansas in support of neither party.