|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|09-571||5th Cir.||Oct 6, 2010||Mar 29, 2011||5-4||Thomas||OT 2010|
Holding: A district attorney's office cannot be held liable under Section 1983 for a failure to train its prosecutors based on a single Brady violation.
Plain English Holding: A district attorney's office cannot be held liable for failing to train its prosecutors when the plaintiff proves only a single violation that has allegedly arisen from the inadequate training.
Judgment: Fifth Circuit reversed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on March 29, 2011. Justice Scalia joined the majority opinion and also wrote a concurrence, joined by Justice Alito, responding to the dissent. Justice Ginsburg dissented, joined by Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan.