Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Smith v. Cain

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-8145 No opinion issued Nov 8, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Jan 10, 2012 8-1 Roberts OT 2011

Holding: The substantial Brady claims in the case require a reversal of the petitioner’s conviction.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-1, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on January 10, 2012. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion.

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Briefs and Documents

Merits Briefs for the Petitioner

Amicus Briefs in Support of the Petitioner

Merits Briefs for the Respondent

Amicus Briefs in Support of the Respondent

Certiorari-stage documents

  • Brief in opposition (unavailable)

 

 
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