SCOTUScast 7-30-09 featuring Paul Cassell

District Attorney’s Office v. Osborne

July 30, 2009

Paul G. Cassell

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 SCOTUScast 7-30-09 featuring Paul Cassell - MP3
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On June 18th, 2009, the Supreme Court announced its decision in District Attorney's Office v. Osborne. In this case, the Court considered whether Osborne had a due process right to access the evidence used against him in order to subject it to DNA testing. In a 5-4 decision delivered by Chief Justice Roberts, the Court held that "Osborne ha[d] no constitutional right to obtain postconviction access to the State’s evidence for DNA testing." To discuss the decision, we have S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah Professor Paul G. Cassell.


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Transcript of Oral Argument - March 2, 2009 (PDF)
Opinion - June 18, 2009 (PDF)