27 Am. J. Crim. L. 329 (1999-2000)
Should Lost Evidence Mean a Lost Chance to Prosecute: State Rejections of the United States Supreme Court Decision in Arizona v. Youngblood

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Should Lost Evidence Mean a Lost Chance
to Prosecute?: State Rejections of the United
States Supreme Court Decision in Arizona v.
Youngblood
Table of Contents
I.   Introduction    ....................................................................................... 331
II.  B ackground     ....................................................................................... 335
A. The Law ofAccess to Evidence Before Arizona v. Youngblood.. 336
B. Arizona v. Youngblood: A Standard is Set ................................... 337
1. The Legal History and Holding of Youngblood ...................... 338
a. Justice Rehnquist's Majority Opinion ................................ 338
b. Justice Stevens' Concurring Opinion ................................ 340
c. Justice Blacknun 's Dissent ................................................ 340
2. Reasons Behind the Majority Ruling ....................................... 341
3. The Effect and Non-effect of Youngblood ............................... 342
4. A Number of State Courts Have Agreed with Youngblood ..... 343
a.  California   ........................................................................... 343
b.  A rizona  ............................................................................... 344
c. Maine and Ohio ................................................................. 346
C. A Different Approach: States Begin to Move Away from
Y oungblood     .................................................................................. 348
1. Disagreement with the Ruling in Youngblood ........................ 348
a.  A laska  ................................................................................. 348
b.  D elaware ............................................................................ 349
c.  Tennessee    ........................................................................... 351
2. Reasons States Began to Disagree. ......................................... 351
a.  A laska  ................................................................................. 352
b.  D elaw  are ............................................................................ 352
c.  Tennessee    ........................................................................... 353
d. Other States and Their Reasoning ..................................... 353
D. Two Viable Theories on Lost Evidence and Due Process ............ 354
1. Bad Faith Required ................................................................. 354
a.  A rizona  ............................................................................... 354
b.  F lorida  ............................................................................... 355
2. Bad Faith Not Required .......................................................... 356
a. The Majority Anti-Youngblood Approach ......................... 356

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