7th Circuit Extends Bivens Civil Rights Actions to Brady Violations

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This week we examine the hugely important 7th Circuit case Engel v. Buchan that found that the violations of the Brady v. Maryland right requiring a prosecutor to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence to a criminal defendant are subject to damage awards arising from Bivens civil rights actions.

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