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Disclosure Obligations of Federal Prosecutors at U.S. District Court of DC

NAAUSA sends letter in opposition to proposed DC rule change concerning the disclosure obligations of federal prosecutors practicing in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The proposed disclosure rule, which provides virtually no limitation upon what evidence may be considered favorable to the defense, upsets the balance between the need for law enforcement to protect the integrity of its investigations and the safety of witnesses and crime victims with its obligation to protect the due process rights of defendants under the federal discovery rules and long standing U.S. Supreme Court precedent defining exculpatory evidence.

Read the pdf letter (4.49 MB) .

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