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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"DOJ Issues Discovery Guidance for Federal Prosecutors"

From the Blog of Legal Times:

Federal prosecutors today got a roadmap for handling discovery in criminal cases, guidance that stems from the failed prosecution of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens last year.

The Justice Department on Jan. 4 issued three memos--including a detailed guidance memo for all federal prosecutors--that set forth the steps the department has taken and will take to ensure that prosecutors assess and meet their obligations when it comes to sharing information with criminal defense lawyers. The memos from Deputy Attorney General David Ogden establish the minimum considerations for prosecutors in every case.

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