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Fourth Circuit Primer on Brady Violations

On August 26, 2020 the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one of its most significant decisions addressing the Court’s jurisprudence in connection with the Supreme Court’s views on the improper withholding of favorable evidence from a defendant in criminal cases. Since 1963 in Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963) the Supreme Court has...

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Anatomy of “Brady” Violations

THE ANATOMY OF HOW “BRADY” VIOLATIONS EVISCERATE DUE PROCESS It’s been 81/2 years since my conviction in a federal courtroom in Raleigh, North Carolina, a place I used to live, enjoyed, and practiced law. I no longer enjoy Raleigh, NC. Assuming that I am compelled to complete my full prison sentence of 23 years, my...

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There Is An Epidemic Of Brady Violations

There Is An Epidemic Of Brady Violations Former chief judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Alex Kozinski, ruffled feathers following his dissentingopinion where the court declined to rehear a controversial decision in United States v. Olsen, 737 F.3d 625 (9thCir. 2013). The decision involved misconduct by AUSA Earl Hicks, at the time a...