Stevens Case Sets Stage For Clash Over Discovery Rules

Law360, New York (March 28, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT) -- In the wake of the Ted Stevens debacle, a number of the late senator's former colleagues are considering whether to adopt a legislative fix to avoid another botched prosecution, setting up a showdown with a U.S. Department of Justice that is insistent on addressing its own shortcomings, starting with a hearing on Wednesday.

The special investigator who alleged prosecutors withheld evidence from the Stevens defense told lawmakers Wednesday that he supports legislation that would instruct prosecutors to disclose exculpatory evidence regardless of whether they think is...
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