Jencks Rule – defendant has the right to examine government papers to be better able to cross-examine or impeach government witnesses

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 Jencks rule:

1. The rule that a defendant in a federal criminal prosecution has the right to examine government papers to be better able to cross-examine or impeach government witnesses.
     Also see cross-examination; impeachment. [1]

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[1]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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