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"Carlos Ghosn Wants to See Prosecutors’ Files. Nissan Says No.," by Ben Dooley, New York Times, October 24, 2019
"NY High Court Grants New Trial in Case Where Prosecutors Withheld Witness Contact Info," by Dan M. Clark, New York Law Journal, October 17, 2019
"Wrongful Murder Conviction Spurs Suit Over Fabricated Evidence," by Nathan Solis, Courthouse News Service, October 01, 2019
"Criminal discovery reforms delayed in Virginia; police body cameras blamed," by Rachel Weiner and Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, January 29, 2019
"In reversal, Virginia courts to allow defendants to see police reports, witness lists," by Tom Jackman, Washington Post, September 06, 2018
"Should lawyers share evidence before criminal trials? Va. Supreme Court considers changes to discovery rules ," by Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 02, 2018
"Part of DOJ's Criminal Discovery 'Blue Book' Unsealed for First Time," by Mike Scarcella, National Law Journal, January 17, 2018
"Opinion: Governor Cuomo: The Way to a More Just New York State," by Andrew M. Cuomo, New York Times, January 15, 2018
"Charges Against Bundys in Ranch Standoff Case Are Dismissed," by Kirk Johnson, New York Times, January 08, 2018
"How New York Could Change the Game for Its Criminal Defendants," by Beth Schwartzapfel, Marshall Project, January 03, 2018
"Suggested Changes for Federal, State Criminal Procedure in 2015," by Peter F. Vaira, The Legal Intelligencer, January 20, 2015
"Discovery Reform is Long Overdue," by Seymour James, New York Law Journal, December 18, 2018
"Prosecutorial Misconduct Commission Will Only Be as Strong as Underlying Disciplinary Rules—And That’s a Problem," by Rory I. Lancman and Rachel Graham Kagan, New York Law Journal, December 12, 2018
"Appeals Court Finds No 'Brady' Fault in '98 Murder Trial, Restoring Conviction," by Andrew Denney, New York Law Journal , September 12, 2018
"Supporters of Prosecutorial Misconduct Commission Laud Approval While DAs Prepare Litigation," by Dan M. Clark, New York Law Journal, August 21, 2018