The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has amended its Local Criminal Rules significantly to expand discovery at a criminal sentencing. Middle District Local Criminal Rule 32.1, which became effective December 1, requires mutual discovery between the prosecutor and defense counsel of all material and documents supplied to the probation officer who writes an initial report to the judge about the defendant's criminal conduct involved in the case.
Discovery at Sentencing: A Bold Move by the Middle District
The Legal Intelligencer
December 4, 2012
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