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State v Shannon

In 2004, with significant input from Academy members, the North Carolina General Assembly made historic changes to our state’s criminal pretrial discovery rules and established “open-file discovery.” Before these changes, prosecutors had wide d… Read More
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Pre-Trial Publicity

As criminal defense attorneys know, one of the great myths about media and the criminal justice system is that, while defense lawyers are running a round out there, preening for the cameras on the courthouse steps and trying their high-profile cases… Read More
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Brady v Maryland and Its Legacy

John Brady was 25 years old when he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He had bounced around from job to job and engaged in an affair with another man's wife, Nancy Boblit Magowan, and was dealing with the fact that she was pregnant… Read More
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