Holmes v. South Carolina

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In Holmes v. South Carolina, 547 U.S. 319 (2006), Justice Sam Alito wrote for a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court that application of the Gregory rule by South Carolina to exclude evidence submitted by a criminal defendant about potential guilt by a third party violates a criminal defendant's right to have "'a meaningful opportunity to present a complete defense.'"[1]


  1. Crane, 476 U.S. at 690 (quoting Trombetta, 467 U.S. at 485).