After sustaining said injury to his cerebellum, he wrote this:
“The Department of Justice’s responsibility is not just to win cases,(Rumpole asks: since when?) but to do justice. (ha!) Along with the increased training for prosecutors we have already instituted, these new guidelines will ensure that we strive to meet that standard every day and in every case.
There are times when providing discovery broader than that required even by current Department policy serves the interests of justice. Providing broad and early discovery often promotes the truth-seeking mission of the Department and fosters a speedy resolution of a case. On the other hand, there are times when countervailing considerations counsel against broad and early disclosure. For these reasons, the discovery guidance is intended to assure that prosecutors make considered decisions about whether to disclose information beyond the requirements of law and policy and when to disclose it.
Let us translate- "Things have gone too far. We've been caught prosecuting innocent people too many times recently. As part of a public relations campaign, we will loudly and repeatedly say that we are considering giving more discovery than the rules apply, but in the final analysis, don't do anything that could cause you to lose a case. Full Jenks material should still be given only after the appeal is denied. "
We'll believe it when we see it, some time around the First of Never.
Dick Cheney called this traitorous, and John Ashcroft just fainted dead away.
SPOTLIGHT ON: ZLOCH
The Daily Pulp is taking a close look at Judge Zloch's financial disclosure form in the wake of Attorney Loring Spolter's accusations that Zloch didn't file one. Bob Norman raises some legitimate questions here.