Defendants Can't Use Perlman For Evidence Appeals: DC Circ.

Law360, New York (May 17, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT) -- Criminal defendants can't use the so-called Perlman doctrine to make interlocutory appeals of decisions governing the release of evidence obtained from them, according to a D.C. Circuit ruling released Thursday denying an appeal from an anonymous defendant.

A three-judge panel denied a bid by the appellant, whose name was stricken from the record, to seek interlocutory appeal of a lower court's ruling denying the defendant's motion asking that the court return certain documents it had seized during its investigation. The heavily redacted decision was reached in...
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