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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, March 11, 2005

Ninth Circuit False Evidence Case

The en banc Ninth Circuit last week held that a defendant was entitled to a new trial because the lawyer for the key witness against him made a deal with the prosecutors, but did so in such a way that the witness could truthfully testify that no deal had been reached.  The judge, jury and the witness himself were not told that the conseqence of the incriminating testimony would be that charges against the witness would be dropped.  Story here, opinion here.

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