The cases cited make up a long line going back nearly a century. Holohan when we said: Petitioner moved the trial court for a new trial based on the newly discovered evidence that had been suppressed by the prosecution.
The cases cited make up a long line going back nearly a century. Holohan when we said: Separate opinion of MR. It cannot be mooted by such a proceeding.
This indeed seems to be the clear implication of this Court's opinion.
I would employ more confining language and would not cast in constitutional form a broad rule of criminal discovery. In justification of that ruling, the Court of Appeals stated: Several of those statements were shown to him, but one dated July 9,in which Boblit admitted the actual homicide, was withheld by the prosecution, and did not come to petitioner's notice until after he had been tried, convicted, and sentenced, and after his conviction had been affirmed.
Such a contrivance by a state to procure the conviction and imprisonment of a defendant is as inconsistent with the rudimentary demands of justice as is the obtaining of a like result by intimidation. If Boblit's withheld confession had been before the jury, nothing in it could have reduced the appellant Brady's offense below murder in the first degree.
It cannot be mooted by such a proceeding. The question remains whether petitioner was denied a constitutional right when the Court of Appeals restricted his new trial to the question of punishment.
The case is here on certiorari, U. It certainly is not the case, as it may be suggested, that, without it, we would have only a state law question, for, assuming the court below was correct in finding a violation of petitioner's rights in the suppression of evidence, the federal question he wants decided here still remains, namely, whether denying him a new trial on guilt as well as punishment deprives him of equal protection.
We, therefore, see no occasion to retry that issue. But since it is, how can the Maryland Court of Appeals state that nothing in the suppressed confession could have reduced petitioner's offense "below murder in the first degree".
I think the appropriate course is to vacate the judgment of the State Court of Appeals and remand the case to that court for further consideration in light of the governing constitutional principle stated at the outset of this opinion. Fourth and final aspect of materiality the Kyles Court stressed was that the suppressed evidence must be considered collective, not item by item, looking at the cumulative effect to determine whether a reasonable probability is reached.
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Contributor Names Douglas, William Orville (Judge) Supreme Court of the United States (Author) Created / Published Subject Headings. (“Brady v. Maryland U.S.
83 ()”) The decision was made that both Mr. Donald Boblit and Mr. John Brady were found guilty of murder in the first degree and they were both sentenced to death. Home» Cases» Brady v. Maryland, U.S. 83 () Brady v. Maryland, U.S. 83 (); Brady appealed to the U.S.
Supreme Court, arguing that the withheld statement also entitled him to a new trial, but the Court rejected his argument by a vote of seven to two. The Court, however, used Brady’s case to broadly hold.
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Brady v. Maryland, U.S. 83 (), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case that established that the prosecution must turn over all evidence that might exonerate the defendant (exculpatory evidence) to the defense.: 4 The prosecution failed to do so for Brady and he was convicted.
U.S. Reports: Brady v. Maryland, U.S. 83 (). Contributor Names Douglas, William Orville (Judge) Supreme Court of the United States (Author) Created / Published Subject Headings.Brady v maryland 373 u s 83 1963