McDaniel v. Brown

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of respondent.

Brief filed: 07/24/2009

Documents

McDaniel v. Brown

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 08-559

Prior Decision

Case below, 525 F.3d 787 (9th Cir. 2008).

Argument(s)

False or misleading statistical presentation of DNA evidence is a serious problem requiring rigorous safeguards. The Ninth Circuit correctly held that the introduction of false DNA testimony at respondent’s trial violated the due process clause and mandates a new trial.

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Author(s)

Jonathan Hacker, Walter Dellinger, and Sara Zdeb, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Washington, DC.