NACDL News: NACDL Continues Push for Public Disclosure of DOJ Discovery Blue Book

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers brought its years-long effort to secure the public release of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Federal Criminal Discovery Blue Book to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, filing its opening brief on July 15, 2015. In it, NACDL argues that the Blue Book may not be withheld as work product or as law enforcement information whose disclosure risks circumvention of the law. On July 22, three amicus curiae, or friend-of-the-court, briefs were filed by (1) 63 law professors from across the nation, (2) the Constitution Project and the Innocence Project, and (3) the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ACLU of the Nation’s Capital, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).