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Brady v Maryland

Criminal Discovery Reformers Honored as Constitutional Champions

Ginny Sloan | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

In April 2009, less than six months after a jury found Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) guilty of making false statements, a federal judge set aside that gu...

An Interview With Sam Dalton, Now In His Seventh Decade Of Criminal Defense Law

Radley Balko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The year 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of two landmark Supreme Court cases in criminal defense law. In Brady v. Maryland, the Court ruled that pros...

Radley Balko

Landmark Case Turns 50 -- But Defense Attorneys Aren't Celebrating

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

One of the Supreme Court's most celebrated criminal procedure decisions turns 50 years old Monday. By a 7-2 vote, the Court ruled in the 1963 case Bra...

Justice Department Should 'Step Up' on Flawed Forensic Evidence

Ginny Sloan | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

If the DOJ thinks there may be problems with hair evidence in District of Columbia cases, why should we believe there are not similar problems with hair evidence compiled by the FBI lab and used to obtain convictions in other jurisdictions?

Congress Must Act to End Prosecutorial Misconduct

Ginny Sloan | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

Although the failure to disclose evidence is a constitutional violation that by its very nature often goes undiscovered, we still know it occurs with disturbing frequency.