Brady Material – information or evidence that is favorable to a criminal defendant’s case and that the prosecution has a duty to disclose; the prosecution’s withholding of such information violates the defendant’s due-process rights

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Brady material:
(1972)

1. Criminal procedure. Information or evidence that is favorable to a criminal defendant’s case and that the prosecution has a duty to disclose.  *  The prosecution’s withholding of such information violates the defendant’s due-process rights. Brady v. Maryland, 373 US. 83, 83 S.Ct. 1194 (1963).  See exculpatory evidence under EVIDENCE. Cf. JENCKS MATERIAL.

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
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[3]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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