The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to rule on a Louisiana dispute that could be an important test of prosecutorial immunity in a death penalty case.
In Connick v. Thompson, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court verdict that awarded accused murderer John Thompson $14 million for the district attorney’s failure to train its lawyers about so-called Brady violations, a failure that led to his wrongful conviction and death sentence in 1985.
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