Brady v. Maryland

When Junk Science Meets Jailhouse Snitches

When Junk Science Meets Jailhouse Snitches

Cameron Todd Willingham was executed by the State of Texas in 2004 for the arson-murder of his three children. The...

Wrongful Convictions – Unlocking the Truth

Wrongful Convictions – Unlocking the Truth

“Unlocking the Truth” is a show on MTV that is investigating the cases of three people who may have been...

PCR – can the prosecutor withhold the audio/video of a drug transaction prior to trial

PCR – can the prosecutor withhold the audio/video of a drug transaction prior to trial

In Hyman v. State, decided March 14, 2012, the S.C. Supreme Court held that it is sufficient that the defendant’s...

Redacted discovery

Redacted discovery

At least in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Horry and Georgetown Counties, it is office policy to redact all discovery to...

Speaking out about injustice

Speaking out about injustice

When I see injustice, and especially when I see it happening in a courtroom, I feel alternately enraged, disappointed, saddened,...

California judge dismisses case after finding prosecutorial misconduct

California judge dismisses case after finding prosecutorial misconduct

A judge found that Deputy District Attorney Troy Benson lied under oath about a videotape that was not provided to...

When is metadata considered Brady material?

When is metadata considered Brady material?

Arizona’s Supreme Court says that metadata must be disclosed under the state’s Freedom of Information Act: Hidden data embedded in...

Fun in the municipal court

Fun in the municipal court

This morning I argued a motion to compel with a municipal court prosecutor, who informed our judge that Brady does...