Judge Will Not Dismiss Stevens Case:

Despite prosecutors' failure to disclose potentially exculpatory information in a timely fashion, Judge Emmett Sullivan will not dismiss the corruption charges against Senator Ted Stevens.

"Although the court is persuaded there is a . . . violation, the court is not persuaded that dismissal of the indictment or mistrial is the appropriate remedy," said U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. He added that the government's actions had broken his trust in the prosecutors and ordered them to give Stevens's attorneys copies of all witness interviews.

"The court has no confidence in the government's ability" to meet its obligations to ensure a fair trial, he said.