Saturday, April 7, 2012

Tips for Prosecutors


Caleb Mason has a good collection of thoughts on the lessons to be learned from the Schuelke-Shields report on the Ted Stevens trial.  

And as long as the federal government sticks with its limited and discretionary system of criminal discovery, these words should serve as a guide:

"If your gut is telling you you do not want the defense to have this, then that tells you you must turn it over....People who don't do that, and hold things too close to the chest, those are the people who get into trouble."

--Mary Patrice Brown, then chief of the Office of Professional Responsibility, the U.S. Department of Justice's internal ethics unit, speech, May 6, 2009.

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