Sandusky lawyer defends subpoenas, seeks more info

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Sandusky's lawyer is defending the use of defense subpoenas and asking a judge to order prosecutors to provide more documents and other information as he prepares for trial on child sex-abuse charges.

Joe Amendola, the former Penn State assistant football coach's attorney, made a pair of legal filings Thursday.

One is a response to attacks by the attorney general's office and others to defense subpoenas. The other is a "motion to compel" that asks a judge to order the release of prosecution materials "forthwith."

Prosecutors want the subpoenas thrown out.

Amendola's response says the attorney general's office doesn't have legal standing to get involved in his effort to seek materials and information from third parties. He says the material he's asking for is critical to the defense's preparation.