Parallel Construction: How to Discover the Government's Undisclosed Sources of Evidence [webinar]

Presented by: Brian Pori, Assistant Federal Public Defender, New Mexico; and Sarah St. Vincent, Researcher/Advocate, US Program, Human Rights Watch

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Presented by: Brian Pori, Assistant Federal Public Defender, New Mexico; and Sarah St. Vincent, Researcher/Advocate, US Program, Human Rights Watch

The U.S. government launders the original source of evidence in criminal cases in a practice known as “parallel construction.” In order to keep certain investigative activity hidden, agents simply arrange for an alternate evidentiary path. This practice allows the government to obscure secret surveillance technologies and programs or potentially illegal investigative methods from those accused in criminal cases, and the public at large. This webinar will educate members of the defense community about the practice of "parallel construction" and prepare them to fight it in the courtroom.

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