Dahlia Lithwick on “one of the meanest Supreme Court decisions ever”

25 Apr

An excellent piece from Slate analyzing a recent Supreme Court decision which basically immunizes states against liability when prosecutors shirk their responsibility to share exculpatory evidence with defense attorneys.

I don’t know what to say. It’s as if the Supreme Court majority in this case wants innocent people to languish in jail, as John Thompson did, when similar prosecutorial misconduct got him sent up for eighteen years for a crime he didn’t do.

More here. And you can read the decision, if you’ve got the stomach.

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