Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Robert M. Cary, Craig D. Singer, and Simon A. Latcovich, all of Williams & Connolly, have a new book titled, Federal Criminal Discovery. It is published by the ABA and can be found here. The ABA website states:
Federal Criminal Discovery thoroughly covers each of the different methods of discovery available to the parties in federal criminal cases. It serves as an invaluable resource for judges, academics, prosecutors, and defense lawyers by providing an exhaustive discussion on the statutory and constitutional bases for discovery, and by covering the existing law fairly while examining both sides of the issues.
Specific topics include:
- Defendant's constitutional right to obtain exculpatory evidence under Brady v. Maryland
- Extensive coverage on Rule 16 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
- The discoverability of witness statements
- Additional federal rules and statutes which contain discovery rights and obligations
- The court's power to order discovery in criminal cases
- Ethical rules and Justice Department policies that impact the federal prosecutor's disclosure obligations
- Restriction of criminal discovery in appropriate cases
- Policy reform
This looks to be an incredibly useful book.