Criminal Procedure: The Due Process Protection Act: How Rule 5(f) Came to Be

and Where Do We Go from Here?

Rule 5(f)(1) requires judges to inform prosecutors of their obligation to produce exculpatory information and provides that courts may hold prosecutors accountable if they do not comply with a Brady order. Rule 5(f)(2) requires that each circuit council promulgate a Model Order that a district court “may use as it determines is appropriate.”