May 1, 2017

Proposed rules of conduct for prosecutors gets mixed Supreme Court reception

Put this one in the “the Supreme Court does more than just decide cases” file.

The State Bar’s trustees asked the court to approve proposed amendments to rules of conduct focused on prosecutors.  (Approving State Bar-adopted rules is one of the court’s jobs.)  By administrative order signed by all seven justices, the court granted the request in part and denied it in part.  The denial part of the order asks the Bar to consider alternate language for provisions regarding the disclosure of information to criminal defendants and the subpoenaing of lawyers to give evidence about past or present clients.

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