Stevens Prosecutors Ask DC Circ. To Ax Contempt Ruling

Law360, New York (June 29, 2011, 10:25 PM EDT) -- Two senior U.S. Department of Justice lawyers urged the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday to vacate a lower court’s contempt finding against them for allegedly failing to turn over evidence during the corruption trial of former Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan found Brenda Morris and William Welch were in civil contempt in February 2009 for failing to produce certain key documents to the court and to defense attorneys for Stevens, who died in a plane crash in August 2010.

In October 2010, Judge...
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