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WACDL proposed court rules: comment period expires April 30, 2019

WACDL encourages all to submit comments in support of the following proposed rule changes and new rules. The comment period expires April 30, 2019.

Here's a brief summary of the changes and new rules drafted by the WACDL Court Rules Committee:

  • CrR/CrRLJ 3.7 - Recording Interrogations: Proposed rule establishing a presumption in favor of recording interrogations.
  • CrR/CrRLJ 3.8 - Out-of-Court Identification Procedure: Proposed rule to establish a presumption in favor of recording eyewitness identification procedures.
  • CrR/CrRLJ 3.9 - In-Court Identifications: Proposed rule to make in-court eyewitness identifications inadmissible.
  • CrR/CrRLJ 4.7 - Prosecuting Attorneys Obligations - Eyewitness ID: Proposed amendment to add a new prosecutor obligation to provide eyewitness identification procedure evidence to the defense.
  • CrR/CrRLJ 4.7 - Prosecuting Attorneys Obligations - Brady: Proposed amendments to bring the court rules into accord with Brady v. Maryland and its progeny.
  • CrR/CrRLJ 4.7 - Prosecuting Attorneys Obligations - Access to Discovery: Proposed amendments to allow all criminal defendants to have proper access to the discovery materials gathered on their case in order to have relevant and significant consultations and conferences with their defense attorney regarding the evidence presented against them by the prosecutor while preserving the privacy of alleged victims and witnesses alike.
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