Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Also known as "reverse Jencks
material," (named after the U.S. Supreme Court decision that established the principle, Jencks v. United States
), the duty of the defense to give the prosecution copies of any pretrial statements that a defense witness may have given. The prosecution has a similar duty, to supply the defense with any written or recorded pretrial statement that the defendant may have given. (See also:
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:23 pm