Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will begin live-blogging on Tuesday at 9:45 a.m.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. Amy Howe has our preview.
Contributions to our online symposium on NIFLA v. Becerra are available at this link.

Smith v. Cain

Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-8145 Nov 8, 2011
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.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

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)


Term Snapshot