Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys Differ on New Ethics Opinion

The Nashville Scene has taken an in-depth look into the recent Board of Professional Responsibility ethics opinion, which says prosecutors must hand over all evidence that is in some way favorable to a defendant, no matter if they believe it would affect the outcome or not. Prosecutors say it would be a new “tactical weapon” that would “only create confusion,” while defense attorneys say defendants are entitled to know all of the facts. The battle over this year’s opinion has earned national coverage, including from The Marshall Project last month.
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