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Amicus Brief on Prosecutorial Obligation - Ethical - To Disclose

Amicus Brief on Prosecutorial Obligation - Ethical - To Disclose

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No. 10-8145
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Supreme Court of the United States
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,
 Petitioner
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W
 ARDEN
,
 Respondent
.————
On Writ of Certiorari to theOrleans Parish CriminalDistrict Court of Louisiana
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BRIEF OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION AS
 AMICUS CURIA
EIN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
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Of Counsel:
J
ENNY
M.
 
R
OBERTS
 P
EDRO
J.
 
M
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R
OBINSON
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Counsel of Record
President A
MERICAN
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SSOCIATION
 321 North Clark StreetChicago, IL 60654(312) 988-5000abapresident@americanbar.org
Counsel for Amicus Curiae American Bar Association
 August 19, 2011
 
 
(i)TABLE OF CONTENTSPageTABLE OF CONTENTS ..................................... iTABLE OF AUTHORITIES ................................ iiINTEREST OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION AS
 AMICUS CURIAE
........... 1SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT ............................. 5 ARGUMENT ........................................................ 6THE ABA REQUESTS THAT THE COURTCONTINUE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEENPROSECUTORS’
 BRADY 
OBLIGATIONS AND THEIR BROADER ETHICAL PRE-TRIAL DISCLOSURE OBLIGATIONS .......... 6 A. Prosecutors Are Bound by the EthicsRules Established in the AttorneyRegulatory Codes of their States andJurisdictions ............................................ 6B. The ABA Criminal Justice Standards,which Reflect the Consensus Views of Criminal Justice Practitioners, Promotethe Goals of the Ethics Rules ................. 13CONCLUSION .................................................... 16 APPENDIX APPENDIX A: ABA Formal Opinion 09-454 .. 1a APPENDIX B: ABA Model Rules of Profes-sional Conduct 3.8(d) .................................... 24a
 
iiTABLE OF AUTHORITIESCASES Page
 Boyd v. United States
,908
 
 A.
 
2d
 
39
 
(D.C.
 
2006) ................................ 12
 Brady v. Maryland
,
 
373 U.S. 83 (1963) .......................................
 passim
 
Cone v. Bell
,129 S. Ct. 1769 (2009) .................................. 4, 7
 Disciplinary Counsel v. Kellogg-Martin
,124 Ohio St.3d 415 (Ohio 2010) ................... 9
,47 P.3d 1167 (Colo. 2002)............................. 9
 In re Jordan
,913 So.2d 775 (La. 2005) .............................. 9, 10
 Napue v. Illinois
,360 U.S. 264 (1959) ...................................... 14
United States v. Agurs
,427 U.S. 97 (1976) ..................................... 7, 13, 14
United States v. Safavian
,233 F.R.D. 12 (D.D.C. 2005) ......................... 12
United States v. Sudikoff 
,36 F.Supp. 1196 (C.D. Cal. 1999) ................. 12RULESD.C.
 
R
ULES OF
P
ROFESSIONAL
C
ONDUCT
 R. 3.8, cmt 1 .................................................. 9Puerto Rico,
Cánones de Ética Profesional
..... 8L
OUISIANA
R
ULES OF
P
ROFESSIONAL
C
ONDUCT
 R. 3.3 ............................................................. 15R. 3.8(d) ........................................................ 8, 9, 10Sup. Ct. R. 37.3 ............................................. 1Sup. Ct. R. 37.6 ............................................. 1

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