A Conversation with Tom Dybdahl, Author of “When Innocence is Not Enough: Hidden Evidence and the Failed Promise of the Brady Rule”
The Supreme Court’s Brady rule of 1963 requires prosecutors to share favorable evidence with defendants. Dybdahl’s book reveals how a series of legal decisions have made it ineffective. Hear what’s at stake when prosecutors conceal evidence, and what can be done about it.
Tom Dybdahl was a key attorney for the Public Defender Service of DC, one of the top public defender offices in the country. He also worked for years with Sister Helen Prejean, representing individuals on Louisiana’s Death Row.