Brady means “favorable material” and is not limited to “exculpatory evidence”

Prosecutors may believe that they are only required to release of EXCULPATORY evidence, when the actual decision of SCOTUS in Brady, the term that the Court used was FAVORABLE evidence.

Indeed anyone reading the wikipedia article on Brady disclosure, might well believe that.

However, the actual ruling Maryland v. Brady refers to “favorable material“, which is obviously much wider in scope.

Documents ( by kind permission of Don Rehkopf):


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