Smith v. Cain - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

SCOTUScast 01-30-12 featuring Adam Conrad

January 30, 2012

Adam Conrad

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  Smith v. Cain - Post-Decision SCOTUScast - MP3
Running Time: 00:09:37

Adam ConradOn January 10, 2012,  the Supreme Court announced its decision in Smith v. Cain. The question in this case was whether a murder suspect’s Brady rights were violated because his attorney’s office failed to hand over evidence that could have helped in his defense.

In an opinion delivered by Chief Justice Roberts, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the lower courts, and held by a vote of 8-1 that the petitioner’s Brady claims demand a reversal of his conviction.  Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion.

To discuss the case, we have Adam Conrad, an associate at King and Spaulding.

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Related Links

Opinion - January 10, 2012 (PDF)
Oral Argument Transcript - November 8, 2011 (PDF)