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Questions over conduct of Louisiana prosecutors is before Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court justices will meet this week to discuss whether to accept another case out of Louisiana that involves possible misconduct on the part of prosecutors.

A landmark decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in 1963 requires prosecutors to turn over all information that could help a criminal defendant. A recent case out of Louisiana closely tracks the facts in that case, defense attorneys say, adding that it's nothing new. But prosecutors and the state justices say the withheld information would not have made a difference.