reciprocal discovery

reciprocal discovery

n. the exchange of documents, lists of witnesses, and other information between the two sides of a lawsuit or criminal prosecution before trial. (See: discovery)

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For years, lawmakers have proposed measures that would require reciprocal discovery - both prosecutors and defense lawyers would share evidence with one another.
Reciprocal discovery rules require a criminal defendant to disclose information to the prosecution.
Part III focuses on the courts' response to reciprocal discovery violations and examines the problems inherent in the judicial response.
31) More recent examples of reciprocal discovery expansion include Georgia(32) and Michigan,(33) both of which enacted reciprocal discovery laws that became effective on January 1, 1995.
Nearly all other states have laws that require some form of reciprocal discovery.
In past legislative sessions, some criminal defense lawyers have led the fight against reciprocal discovery proposals.
Our position is that reciprocal discovery is just an improper thing for defense lawyers to have to provide," said incoming TCDLA president Bobby Mims.
Some criminal defense lawyers over the last decade have led the fight against reciprocal discovery proposals in Texas.
Her organization is among the defense groups that support reciprocal discovery.
Polk County District Attorney Lee Hon, chairman of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, said the time has come for a reciprocal discovery law.
Joe Moody, D-El Paso, said the report demonstrates the need for lawmakers to approve House Bill 1426, his proposal to require reciprocal discovery in Texas.