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Automatic For Removal?: The Use Of Post-Petition Evidence To Establish The Amount In Controversy For Diversity Jurisdiction, C. Kinnier Lastimosa Jan 2002

Automatic For Removal?: The Use Of Post-Petition Evidence To Establish The Amount In Controversy For Diversity Jurisdiction, C. Kinnier Lastimosa

Washington University Law Review

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Accuracy Where It Matters: Brady V. Maryland In The Plea Bargaining Context, Corinna Barrett Lain Jan 2002

Accuracy Where It Matters: Brady V. Maryland In The Plea Bargaining Context, Corinna Barrett Lain

Washington University Law Review

Decided in 1963, Brady v. Maryland imposes on prosecutors a duty to share with defendants information favorable to the defense and material to guilt or punishment. Under Brady and its progeny, prosecutors must disclose impeachment as well as exculpatory information, and are not excused from nondisclosure even if they never received a request for the information or were unaware that the government had it to give. In the analysis below, I argue that Brady’s role in protecting the innocent from wrongful conviction is just as essential in the plea bargaining context as it is at trial, and that therefore ...