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May 2013

Brady v Maryland requires prosecutors to provide a person accused of crime with all favorable information that might affect the case Fifty years after this ruling the failure to satisfy Brady obligations is commonplace Why? What can be done about it?

Issue Contents
Title  Author  
From the President: Brady at 50Steven D. Benjamin
NACDL’s New Way to ConnectMembership
A Half-Century Struggle for Fairness (Inside NACDL)Norman L. Reimer
Codifying the Brady RulePeter Goldberger
Why Do Brady Violations Happen?: Cognitive Bias and BeyondEllen Yaroshefsky
The Class of ’63: Major Supreme Court Cases of the 1963 TermPeter W. Fenton and Michael B. Shapiro
Pursuing Discovery in Criminal Cases: Forcing Open the Prosecution’s FilesMike Klinkosum
Fifty Years Before BradyColin Starger
Combatting Brady Violations With An ‘Ethical Rule’ Order for the Disclosure of Favorable EvidenceBarry Scheck and Nancy Gertner
Faces of Brady: The Human Cost of Brady ViolationsTiffany M. Joslyn and Shana-Tara Regon
Affiliate NewsGerald Lippert
Reflections on the Jeffrey MacDonald CaseHarvey Silverglate
The Supreme Court’s Unfortunate Narrowing of the Section 1983 Remedy for Brady ViolationsMartin A. Schwartz
The Brady BattleJaneAnne Murray
Law Student Essay CompetitionAjoke Oyegunle
Collateral Consequences RoundtableCollateral Consequences Roundtable
Gideon’s ChampionsBonnie Hoffman
NACDL News: Bipartisan Effort Establishes Overcriminalization Task ForceIvan J. Dominguez
NACDL News: Indonesian Legislators Visit NACDLIvan J. Dominguez
NACDL News: Manning Granted Stay of Execution by Mississippi Supreme CourtIvan J. Dominguez
NACDL News: NACDL Remembers Richard BingNatman Schaye
NACDL News: Constitution Still Applies in Alleged Domestic Terrorism CasesIvan J. Dominguez
NACDL News: NACDL Launches Domestic Drone Information CenterIsaac Kramer
TV Review: Gideon's ArmyDavid Singleton
Book Review: Accidental FelonBrenda Rossini

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