Discerning relevant evidence is an important government function. The prosecution has the duty to turn over exculpatory evidence to the defense in criminal prosecutions.
Address the following in 2-3 pages:
Brief the following cases:
Brady v. Maryland
Giglio v. United States
Your case briefs should follow the format below:
Title: Title of the selected case
Facts: Summary of the events, court timeline, evidence, and so forth
Issues: Issues that were present in this case
Decisions: The court’s decision and the conclusion to the case
Reasoning: The rationale behind the final decision
Dissenting opinions: Any dissenting opinions, and an explanation of what they were and why they were raised
Address the following questions:
What is relevant evidence? Explain in detail.
What is exculpatory evidence? Explain in detail.
What is the importance of exculpatory evidence during trial?
Read and discuss Brady v. Maryland and Giglio v. United States regarding this issue.
Provide any further examples that you feel are appropriate.