What are the requirements for discovery of the defense and prosecution in a criminal trial?
State Senator Overly Bodacious, an Independent from Tiny County, Arizona, introduces a bill into the state legislature requiring reciprocal discovery including any statements made by a defendant that were free and voluntary and known to defense counsel, except in confidential attorney/client communications.
* What are the requirements for discovery of the defense and prosecution in a criminal trial?
* What are the issues, both for and against this bill?
* What is your opinion about requiring defense and prosecution to disclose information to the each other?
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