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Petitions of the day

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.

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