ABA Explains Prosecutor's Ethical Disclosure Duty

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Peter A. Joy

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Kevin C. McMunigal

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Date Written: September 9, 2009

Abstract

The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility recently issued an advisory ethics opinion explaining that the ethical duty of the prosecutor under Model Rule 3.8(d) to disclose exculpatory evidence and information to the defendant is separate from, and more expansive than, the disclosure obligations under the Constitution. This column reviews the opinion and its implications for discovery in criminal cases.

Suggested Citation

Joy, Peter A. and McMunigal, Kevin C., ABA Explains Prosecutor's Ethical Disclosure Duty (September 9, 2009). Criminal Justice, Vol. 24, No. 4, Winter, 2010; Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-01-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1736707

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