Wednesday, April 1, 2009
DoJ Seeks to Dismiss Case Against Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens
In an embarrassing move, the Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to overturn a conviction it only recently secured against former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. DoJ apparently failed to notify Stevens' defense counsel that a prosecution witness' testimony conflicted with statements he made to DoJ prior to the trial. Prosecutors have a constitutional obligation to disclose exculpatory information to the defense.