DOJ Stands Firm On Discovery Policy After Stevens Debacle

Law360, New York (May 9, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT) -- Despite a recent string of embarrassing discovery violations, the U.S. Department of Justice insists it does not need to rewrite its policy on evidence disclosure, setting up a showdown with lawmakers and defense groups who are pushing this year to establish a clearer legal standard.

The Justice Department's stance on evidence disclosure has come under increasing scrutiny since federal prosecutors botched their marquee corruption case against former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, in 2008 and more recently blew their Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case against Lindsey...
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