Category Archives: Policy issues

The Government Keeps Trying to Erase Its Wrongdoing

A few months ago, I wrote about the successful effort by a U.S. Attorney’s Office to convince the First Circuit to remove the name of a prosecutor involved in a case about Brady violations. Now, in a case in Philadelphia, … Continue reading

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Question of the Day: Should Defendants Get Complete Discovery Before Deciding Whether To Plead Guilty?

A few days ago, I attended the excellent white collar conference sponsored by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) in Washington, DC. During one of the panels, an interesting topic arose: should criminal defendants be entitled to discovery … Continue reading

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