Adnan Syed today filed his “Brief of Appellee/Cross-Appellant” with the Court of Special Appeals.
To recap, on June 30, 2016, the Baltimore City Circuit Court vacated Syed’s conviction and granted him a new trial. The Baltimore City Circuit Court found that Syed’s trial counsel had been constitutionally ineffective, in violation of the Sixth Amendment, at Syed’s original trial in 2000. The State is appealing the Circuit Court’s ruling to the Court of Special Appeals. The State filed its opening brief Feb. 27, 2017. This is Syed’s response.
The brief was a collaborative effort between Brown & Nieto and Hogan Lovells. You can read the brief HERE