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.
DOJ Pushes 'Comprehensive Approach' to Discovery Reform
The National Law Journal
November 6, 2009