The petitions of the day are:


Issue: (1) Whether, under Brady v. Maryland, courts may consider information that arises after trial in determining the materiality of suppressed evidence; and (2) whether, in a case where no physical evidence inculpated petitioners, the prosecution’s suppression of information that included the identification of a plausible alternative perpetrator violated petitioners’ due process rights under Brady.


Issue: Whether, consistent with this Court’s Brady v. Maryland jurisprudence, a court may require a defendant to demonstrate that suppressed evidence “would have led the jury to doubt virtually everything” about the government’s case in order to establish that the evidence is material.

Posted in Turner v. U.S., Overton v. U.S., Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Kate Howard, Petitions of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 15, 2016, 11:23 PM),