NACDL - Turner v. United States; Overton v. United States

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

Documents

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).

Argument

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.

Author(s)

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.