DOJ Pushes 'Comprehensive Approach' to Discovery Reform

, The National Law Journal


At an ABA panel discussion Thursday, U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman underlined his and others' support for strengthening a federal rule that spells out the government's obligation to turn over favorable evidence to defense lawyers. To address the judiciary's concern, the Justice Department is implementing a mandatory annual training program for prosecutors and creating a position overseeing discovery reform, but it has said it's not willing to accept an overhaul to the criminal rules.

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