Brooks v. United States

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of the petition for certiorari; joint brief also filed in support of the petition in Walton v. United States, No. 12-5847.

Brief filed: 09/19/2012


Brooks v. United States

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 12-218

Prior Decision

Decision below 681 F.3d 678 (5th Cir. 2012).

Question Presented

Under what circumstances may a trial court grant, or compel the prosecution to grant, use immunity to a witness who has essential exculpatory evidence unavailable from other sources but who invokes his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination?



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