Reverse Jencks Material – a defense witness’s written or recorded pretrial statement that a prosecutor is entitled to have, via pretrial discovery, in preparing to cross-examine the witness; discoverable statements include a witness’s signed or adopted written statement, and transcripts or recordings of the witness s oral statements, including grand-jury testimony

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reverse Jencks material:
(1990)

1. Criminal procedure. A defense witness’s written or recorded pretrial statement that a prosecutor is entitled to have in preparing to cross-examine the witness. * Reverse Jencks material may be obtained during pretrial discovery.  Discoverable statements include a witness’s signed or adopted written statement, and transcripts or recordings of the witness s oral statements, including grand-jury testimony. U.S. v. Nobles, 422 U. S. 225, 231-34, 95 S. Ct. 2160, 2166-68 (1975); Fed. R. Crim. P. 26. 2. — aka reverse Jencks; reverse discovery; reciprocal discovery. [1]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

 

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