Several criminal defense lawyers, a federal judge and a Justice Department policy official gathered in Washington, D.C., last week to examine prosecution disclosure obligations, a discussion that comes amid a widespread call for discovery reform.

“In terms of the question about whether or not there is a problem, I will give you my best lawyerly answer — no and yes,” said DOJ attorney Jonathan Wroblewski, director of the Office of Policy and Legislation in the Criminal Division. “There is no reason to believe that this generation of prosecutors is any more ethically challenged than previous generations of prosecutors.”

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