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Defense Attys Unimpressed By NY Exculpatory Evidence Rule

Law360, New York (November 9, 2017, 5:01 PM EST) -- A new rule requiring New York’s state judges to order prosecutors to turn over all exculpatory evidence at least 30 days before criminal trials does not address disclosure delays that stack the deck in favor of prosecutors — and is unlikely to lead to discipline, defense lawyers say.

The rule, issued by Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals Janet DiFiore and set to take effect Jan. 1, directs state judges to issue a formal order reminding prosecutors of their obligations, under the 1963 Supreme Court...
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