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California court ruling limits discovery by inmates in appeals

Aug 27, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Justices say they must show the material they want exists to avoid a 'fishing expedition' and can be denied information from out-of-state law enforcement agencies that assisted prosecutors.

The California Supreme Court on Thursday limited the ability of death row inmates and those sentenced to life without parole to obtain information from law enforcement that might help their appeals.