Category Archives: Brady violations

Doing the Government’s Laundry

By Dan Portnov In certain legal (nerd) circles, coining a phrase or term of art is one of the surest ways to achieve immortality – think Tim Wu’s first use of “network neutrality” in a 2003 journal article or Justice … Continue reading

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The Government Keeps Trying to Erase Its Wrongdoing

A few months ago, I wrote about the successful effort by a U.S. Attorney’s Office to convince the First Circuit to remove the name of a prosecutor involved in a case about Brady violations. Now, in a case in Philadelphia, … Continue reading

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Should a Court Erase a Prosecutor’s Name from an Opinion about Brady Violations?

I was perusing recent opinions from the courts of appeal for possible blog post ideas when I came across an odd-looking errata sheet. Here’s an excerpt: That’s odd, I thought. I took a look at the original opinion in the … Continue reading

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