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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Brady v. Maryland
Citation:373 U.S. 83 (1963)
Brady (Defendant) was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. At trial, the other defendant admitted to performing the murder, but Brady was not shown these statements by the prosecutor. After the trial, Brady learned of the statement and moved the trial court for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence–a confession of a co-defendant to committing the crime–that had been suppressed by the prosecution. The trial court dismissed the motion, and the Court of Appeals reversed and remanded for a new trial, holding that Brady’s Fourteenth Amendment due process rights had been violated.
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