Sens. Push For New Discovery Law In Wake Of Stevens Case

Law360, New York (June 6, 2012, 6:54 PM EDT) -- U.S. senators on Wednesday questioned the Department of Justice's handling of the prosecutorial misconduct that marred its case against Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, calling for legislation that would codify the rules requiring prosecutors to hand over any evidence favorable to the defendant.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who was a friend of the late Stevens, appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to press for legislation that would put into law the so-called Brady rules that require prosecutors to disclose any exculpatory evidence they may hold.

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