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Criminal justice reform groups typically explore multiple avenues for improving the law and legal processes. Among the campaigns are calls for more demanding laws governing prosecutors’ conduct and more effective oversight and enforcement of prosecutors’ compliance with their legal obligations. Yet little advocacy is directed toward ethics rules governing prosecutors and encouraging courts and disciplinary bodies to adopt, interpret, and enforce professional conduct rules so as to demand more of them. This article considers the reasons for such limited focus upon ethics rules and suggests the ways in which current rules regarding prosecutors' disclosure obligations and post-conviction ones can be effective avenues to enhance prosecutorial practices.

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