Judge Paul Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia says he’s “radicalized” when it comes to prosecution disclosure obligations. He is a proponent of a federal rule that clearly spells out the government’s obligation to turn over favorable evidence to defense lawyers.

“We are preaching the gospel. We are hoping, some of us, there will be a change in the federal rules,” Friedman said Thursday evening during a panel discussion among defense lawyers, prosecutors and academics who addressed discovery obligations at the American Bar Association’s office in downtown Washington.

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