This brief was written in response
to a federal judge's 1985 decision to free Rubin "Hurricane"
Carter from prison after 19 years. It contains the Passaic County
prosecutors' thoughts about why that was a really bad idea, and
offers a detailed, well-organized rundown of the substantial
case against Carter. It also contains a lot of statements critical
of the judge's facts and assumptions. It is an excellent source
of information for serious researchers of the Carter case.
The brief is in three parts --
all retyped to be nearly identical to the original, which was
filed in March 1986. Each section contains the cover page and
a table of contents hot-linked to the inside pages. These
are PDF files and can be read with the
free program Acrobat Reader.
1. INDEX: Includes Table of Contents, Table of
Cases and Authorities, Statement of Subject Matter and Appellate
Jurisdiction, Statement of Issues Presented for Review and indexes
to various appendixes. 25
2. STATEMENT OF THE CASE:
An excellent report on
the evidence against Carter and Artis. The report is preceded
by a summary of the court proceedings. 116
pages, 1 MB.
3. LEGAL ARGUMENTS: This is the prosecutors' side of the
story and it addresses the two issues cited by the judge in his
decision to free Carter. 81
To read a critique of Judge Sarokin's
error-filled decision, click here.
When the prosecutors tried to
submit this 218-page brief, Judge Sarokin refused to accept it
and told them to cut it down to 50 pages, which they did. The shorter version is also in this