Legislation, Laws & Commentary on Misconduct

NEW!  NACDL Letter on the House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee Hearing on The Prosecution of Former Senator Ted Stevens (April 18, 2012)

NEW!  NACDL Letter on the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Special Counsel's Report on the Prosecution of Senator Ted Stevens (March 28, 2012)

NEW!  Bipartisan Discovery Reform Legislation Introduced in U.S. Senate (March 15, 2012)

Editorial: Justice and Open Files, The New York Times, February 26, 2012.  Excerpt: "Prosecutors have a constitutional duty to disclose significant evidence favorable to a criminal defendant.  But too often that duty, as laid out by the 1963 Supreme Court decision in Brady v. Maryland, is violated."

NACDL Board Resolution Approving Model Legislation To Strengthen Compliance with the Government's Duty to Disclose Favorable Information to the Accused (May 20, 2011)

NACDL Board Resolution Regarding Reform of the Hyde Amendment (February 19, 2011) and White Collar Crime Committee Report on Reform of the Hyde Amendment (November 2010)

28 U.S.C. § 530B, Ethical standards for attorneys for the Government (McDade Amendment)

28 C.F.R. § 77, Ethical standards for attorneys for the Government

28 C.F.R. § 50.2, Release of information by personnel of the Department of Justice relating to criminal and civil proceedings

ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (Table of Contents) –

ABA Standards for Criminal Justice: Prosecution and Defense FunctionProsecution Function

ABA Formal Opinion 09-454 – Prosecutor’s Duty to Disclose Evidence and Information Favorable to the Defense
, July 8, 2009

Letter from U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, to the Chair of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure, April 28, 2009

GAO Follow-up Information on the Operations of the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility, January 19, 2001

Department of Justice Information on the Office of Professional Responsibility's Operations, August 2000

Department of Justice: Office of Professional Responsibility's Case-Handling Procedures, March 31, 1995

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