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Criminal Procedure keyed to Kamisar
United States v. Ruiz
Citation:536 U.S. 622, 122 S.Ct. 2450, 153 L.Ed.2d 586 (2002)
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Federal prosecutors offered Ruiz (defendant) a fast-track plea bargain, asking her to waive indictment, trial, and an appeal in exchange for a lesser sentencing recommendation. The plea agreement required Ruiz to waive her right to receive impeachment information relating to any informants or other witnesses as well as the right to receive information supporting any affirmative defense. Ruiz refused to agree to that waiver, and she was indicted for unlawful drug possession.
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