THERE'S A BETTER WAY: WHY THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT'S CONNICK V. THOMPSON DECISION IS NOT ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUSLoyola Journal of Public Interest Law (2012)
In Connick v. Thompson, 131 S.Ct. 1350 (2011), the United States Supreme Court reversed a $14 million verdict awarded to a former prisoner who was wrongfully convicted and served 18 years in prison as a result of the District Attorneys Office failure to disclose exculpatory blood-test evidence in violation of the due process clause of the United States Constitution. This paper analyzes the Courts decision and concludes that while the defendant suffered a grave injustice, 42 USC 1983 is not the most appropriate remedy for these types of constitutional violations. This paper suggests better remedies to further the compensatory goals of the statute.
- Criminal Procedure
Publication DateSpring 2012
Citation InformationShenequa L. Grey, J.D., LL.M.. "THERE'S A BETTER WAY: WHY THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT'S CONNICK V. THOMPSON DECISION IS NOT ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS" Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law Vol. 13 Iss. 2 (2012)
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