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The late U.S. SenTed Stevens leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse in 2008. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi / NLJ

A Washington judge unsealed on Wednesday pages from a U.S. Justice Department criminal discovery guide for prosecutors that was put together in the aftermath of the botched public corruption case against the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, represented by Jones Day, sued for a copy of the manual, known at the Justice Department as the “Blue Book.” The Justice Department resisted disclosure of the manual, saying the strategy and practice tips for prosecutors are shielded from disclosure by attorney work-product privileges.

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Mike Scarcella

Mike Scarcella is a senior editor in Washington on ALM Media's regulatory desk. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MikeScarcella. Mike works on a slate of newsletters: Supreme Court Brief | Higher Law | Compliance Hot Spots | Labor of Law.

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