Thursday, March 1, 2012
Prosecutor objects to disclosure of report on prosecutorial misconduct in Ted Stevens case; asks DC Circuit Court to review the order
Last month I reported that, finally, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the release of the report on prosecutorial misconduct in the Ted Stevens case. The scheduled date for the release of the report is March 15. Go here, here, here and here for more on the story. However, the Blog of the Legal Times is reporting today (here) that one of the prosecutors in the Stevens case has filed a notice indicating he wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to examine whether the report should be released to the public. Reportedly, Judge Sullivan has stated that keeping the report confidential “would be a disservice and an injustice.” Because I think that courts should always do as much as they can to expose and punish prosecutorial misconduct, I agree.