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exculpatory

adj. applied to evidence which may justify or excuse an accused defendant's actions, and which will tend to show the defendant is not guilty or has no criminal intent.

exculpatory

adjective absolve, absolve of fault, abbolve of liability, absolve of wrongdoing, acquit, clear, clear from, clear from a charge, clear from imputation of fault, clear from liability, clear of blame, clear of guilt, clearing, declare not guilty, excuse, exonerate, free, free from blame, justify, liberate, tending to absolve, tending to clear, tending to pardon, tending to prove guiltless, tending to prove not guilty, tending to set free, tending to vindicate
Associated concepts: exculpatory clause, exculpatory eviience
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The Brady rule restrains executive discretion in discovery for exculpatory evidence but not for apparently inculpatory evidence that might be relevant and helpful to the defense at trial.
The operating agreement should be drafted to thoughtfully consider restrictions on fiduciaries' duties, identifying conduct that the members agree does not constitute a breach of fiduciary duty by the managers or managing members, and exculpatory language that a Florida court would accept as not violating the "manifestly unreasonable" standard.
24) Or finally, and most controversially, these exculpatory terms may be an effort on the part of sophisticated parties to replace legal enforcement of the parties' rights with a norm-governed system that operates largely outside of the traditional legal system.
Maryland, which required prosecutors to provide the defense with any exculpatory evidence that could materially affect a verdict or sentence.
It may also lead to potential Brady violations if the prosecution did not recognize potential exculpatory evidence.
In its effort to guarantee the right of the accused to a fair trial--which includes the right to receive exculpatory evidence--the Court in 2008 and 2010 ordered a stay of the proceedings and the provisional release of the accused.
C [section] 1983 that the government withheld exculpatory evidence from a criminal defendant, courts typically use the Fifth or Fourteenth Amendment's due process standard as articulated in the iconic 1963 case of Brady v.
As announced by the Court in 1985, exculpatory evidence is "material" under Brady "only if there is a reasonable probability that, had the evidence been disclosed to the defense, the result of the proceeding would have been different.
3) Brady recognized a seminal constitutional duty for prosecutors to provide defendants with exculpatory and material evidence in their possession, which ran on the idealistic notion of justice over victory; however, the actual application lacked the practicality originally expected.
After McAfee produced previously undisclosed exculpatory emails during trial, the jury acquitted Roberts of two charges.