“May Prosecutors Bar Note Taking of Witness Interviews?”
Consider this: In all the episodes of Perry Mason that you ever watched, Perry-the iconic cross-examiner-never, ever once gained one of his famous “You got me, I did it” case-ending admissions, by cross-examining from a prior witness statement given to him by (that constantly losing-prosecutor) Hamilton Burger. In fact, Perry seemed to never cross-examine at all from prior witness statements.
Why? Was it because the witness statements in Burger’s cases never revealed anything worthy of cross-examination? Not likely.