bill of Particulars

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the particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial

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84) In responding to requests for bills of particulars, the clear trend among trial courts is to conclude that "the proper test in deciding whether a bill of particulars should be required of the government is whether the bill of particulars is necessary for the defense, not whether it would aid the defendant in his preparation," (85) and to interpret "necessary" very narrowly.
Notably, the fact that most requests for bills of particulars are denied even when the indictment contains vague allegations about crucial facts is inconsistent with the intent of the drafters of Rule 7(f).
Despite the advisory committee's clear intent to expand the use of bills of particulars even if such expansion may harm the government's case, courts have taken the opposite approach, rarely ordering the government to file a bill of particulars.