As amicus curiae, our interest lies in promoting the fair administration of justice and upholding the constitutional rights of defendants. This brief seeks to provide the court with additional legal perspectives and draw attention to the broader implications of the issues at stake.
Amicus Johann Drolshagen is the Founder of Level Playing Field Solutions. As such, he has developed a dedicated platform of record, created to be maintained by the state judiciary or in collaboration with relevant agencies, that serves as the official repository for all Brady disclosures within your state. This platform of record provides comprehensive, secure, and accessible record management for all Brady materials that must be disclosed in criminal cases, ensuring that defense attorneys, prosecutors, the judiciary, and the public have appropriate levels of access, enabling ready access to this critical information. The purpose of this brief is to provide additional legal perspective and highlight the importance of Brady disclosures in upholding constitutional rights and ensuring fair trials as well as the implications when prosecutors fail to disclose exculpatory evidence, as required under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963).
“The use of amicus briefs have an expressive function that may be protected by the Constitution”. As such “they should be viewed as a vehicle to petition the government and are especially important for constitutional issues since the judiciary is empowered to interpret the Constitution”. Because amicus briefs are often used by organized groups to send a message to legislatures, courts, and the public rather than to achieve a particular result, as a form of speech and petition, the courts should give due consideration to this brief. The above Amicus Curiae asserts his right to file amicus briefs falls within the First Amendment Right to Petition. The Supreme Court of the United States has found that an amicus brief “that brings to the attention of the Court relevant matter not already brought to its attention by the parties may be of considerable help to the Court.”