Man Wins Supreme Court Appeal For New Trial

In a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, a Louisiana man has won the right to a new trial after a major Brady Rule violation in his case has come to light.

Juan Smith was convicted with for an armed robbery in which only one piece of evidence was used to convict him: a single surviving witness’ testimony in court. After investigation into the case, attorneys for Smith discovered that the witness’ statements to police and what he testified to in court were not only contradictory, but that the statements to Police were not disclosed to the Defense by Prosecutors.

Read more about the ruling in an article by the Huffington Post here, and more about the Brady Rule here.