Under fire for its handling of the criminal case against former Sen. Ted Stevens, the Justice Department has outlined a plan to ensure prosecutors play by the rules when dealing with evidence. But some criminal defense lawyers and judges say the reforms don't go far enough. The reform plan presented last week is an attempt by the department to beat back a recommendation that a Judicial Conference of the United States panel adopt a measure that would require prosecutors to disclose more material to the defense.
DOJ Outlines Changes After Backlash Over Handling of Stevens Case
The National Law Journal
October 19, 2009