Moody to Present One-Way Discovery Measure

After a group of criminal defense lawyers’ collective hackles were raised over a bill that would require them to show prosecutors information in their clients’ files, state Rep. Joe Moody, D-El Paso, plans to present a new version of the measure that requires only prosecutors to disclose information in criminal trials.

“Efforts to reform discovery have always died in the past because no one is willing to give,” said Ellic Sahualla, Moody’s chief of staff and a former El Paso County prosecutor who worked alongside Moody in the district attorney's office. “This is still a huge win ...

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