Turner v. United States; Overton v. United States

Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioners.

Brief filed: 02/03/2017


Turner v. United States; Overton v. United States

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 15-1503 & 15-1504

Prior Decision

Case below Turner, 116 A.3d 894 (D.C. Cir. June 11, 2015).


The strength and completeness of a criminal defendant's narrative is critical to his success at trial. Defense counsel would have crafted a compelling common narrative to rebut the prosecution's case with the evidence suppressed here. The prosecution's Brady violations forced defendants to adopt strategies that supported the prosecution's narrative.

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Jeffrey T. Green & Milton P. Wilkins, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC; David Porter, NACDL, Washington, DC; Sarah O'Rourke Schrup, Northwestern Supreme Court Practicum, Chicago, IL.