Written by a federal district judge and former prosecutor who represented clients throughout the country in grand jury related litigation, Federal Grand Jury Practice and Procedure is designed to assist judges, prosecutors, and defense counsel through the complexities of federal grand jury practice and procedure. Concise, thorough, and well organized, Federal Grand Jury Practice and Procedure is an indispensable resource for every lawyer practicing criminal law in federal court today. This guide reveals the inner workings of the federal grand jury, providing you with the most definitive guidance available. It contains an extensive practical discussion and analysis of the Justice Department's Federal Grand Jury Practice Manual. In one volume, the entire grand jury process is covered, including: Grand jury's investigative power; Judiciary's supervisory authority over the grand jury; Prosecutorial misconduct before the grand jury; The grand jury's contempt powers; The grand jury's power to punish for perjury and the obstruction of justice; Grand jury administration; Constitutional and common law privileges before the grand jury; Subject-target procedures before the grand jury; Immunity privileges; Grand jury secrecy requirements; and Grand jury practice in all circuits.
The New York police seize more than a million dollars tainted with heroin powder, implicating two elderly and distinguished Chinatown residents. Their case is rushed before the grand jury.Susan Linwood and David Clark are strangers before being asked to serve in the name of justice. Yet as prosecutor Dan Mahoney presents the drug-conspiracy case, they soon become completely absorbed with the proceedings--and increasingly with each other. As Mahoney struggles with facts that refuse to fit the crimes his superiors have told him to pursue, Linwood and Clark are launched onto a treacherous path to Hong Kong and China, to the edge of disaster *uncovering an ultimate truth with chilling, worldwide implications."FASCINATING . . . A NEAR-EPIC STORY."-Chicago Tribune"INTRIGUING."-The Cleveland Plain Dealer"IMPRESSIVE . . . [A] RICHLY NUANCED NOVEL."-Publishers Weekly"ENGROSSING."-The Wall Street Journal
Grand Jury 2.0: Modern Perspectives on the Grand Jury
Grand Jury 2.0: Modern Perspectives on the Grand Jury challenges the American legal culture to re-imagine the grand jury and proposes ways to adapt the grand jury's proud heritage to the needs and realities of modern criminal justice. Chapters provide a rare peek into the black box of grand juror deliberations, reflect on empirical evidence related to the grand jury's often overlooked role in charging and plea bargaining practices, and explore what state grand juries tell us about the institution's potential. Other chapters re-examine the grand jury's seemingly settled historical narrative, emphasize the role the grand jury can perform in empowering and giving voice to citizens and local communities, consider whether the grand jury has a discretionary role to play in the initiation of criminal proceedings, highlight the ways in which grand juries have been employed in the War on Terror, and suggest how the grand jury can add value beyond performing its traditional roles both inside and outside the criminal justice system. Fairfax brings together essays written by leading legal scholars and jurists to re-examine the role of the American grand jury, one of the oldest protections known to the American constitutional order. The book's synthesis of criminal law and procedure theory and analysis along with concrete policy proposals makes it required reading for any scholar, student, jurist or lawyer interested in the past, present, or future of the American grand jury.
Federal & State Grand Juries: A Brief Synopsis: A comparison of the differences and similarities of Federal & State Grand Juries
Edwards, George J. The Grand Jury: An Essay. Philadelphia: George T. Bisel Company, 1906. lxxix, 219 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-432-0. Cloth. * This important book traces the history and development of the grand jury from its origins in Saxon England to the author's time. Edwards [1875-1946] was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer who specialized in insurance law. His book won the prestigious Peter Stephen DuPonceau Prize of the Law Academy of Philadelphia in 1904. The Prize Commitee praised the book's "vast amount and valuable information" and observed "not only is [the subject] extremely interesting, (...) it is of great practical importance." Nearly a century later, the book remains an indispensable authority.
The Ambushed Grand Jury: How the Justice Department Covered Up Government Nuclear Crimes and How We Caught Them Red Handed. (Kindle Edition Book 1)
What happens when citizens investigate the government’s cover-up of dangerous nuclear crimes? And catch them red-handed? The Ambushed Grand Jury is the true story of how a cowboy Grand Jury foreman, an FBI whistleblower, and a volunteer lawyer proved the Justice Department’s cover-up of government and corporate contractor crimes at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant near Denver, Colorado.Please visit www.rockyflatsambushedgrandjury.com and download a free PDF edition of The Ambushed Grand Jury.
This classic of jurisprudence, first published in 1906 and difficult to find outside law libraries, remains the authoritative volume on the grand jury system in the United States to this day. Here, GEORGE JOHN EDWARDS (b. 1875) comprehensively examines the concept and practice of the grand jury: • its origin in the institutions of Norman law • early historical cases of interest • the beginnings of secrecy of grand juries • the selection of grand jurors and the composition of a grand jury • the rights and obligations of attorneys facing grand juries • the oaths, powers, and duties of grand juries • how the grand jury transacts business • the relationship of the grand jury to the court • and more.
Grand Juries in California: A Study in Citizenship
For many years, Bruce Olson has been an observer, commentator, and supporter of the civil function of the California grand jury. Since 1978, he has trained thousands of citizens in their important responsibilities as members of this unique institution. Many grand jurors, public officials, and other citizens have purchased his book, Grand Juries In California, a Study in Citizenship. The following questions are examples of just a few of the questions that the book will answer: What are the qualifications for being an effective grand juror?; What is the "accusation" function of grand juries?; What happens if a public official refuses to do what grand juries tell them to do?;What if our grand jury got into a lengthy, expensive investigation? Is there some way we can augment our budget?; What does the California Constitution say about grand juries?; Of the various appellate court cases, which one is especially significant in terms of grand jury procedure?; Why do civil grand juries form committees and what kind of committees are there? ; Must a civil grand jury investigate every complaint it receives from citizens? ; What can be done to help grand jurors improve their understanding of what facts are?; Why is validity an important criterion for deciding whether a grand jury investigation can be relied on?
The Missing American Jury: Restoring the Fundamental Constitutional Role of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries
Criminal, civil, and grand juries have disappeared from the American legal system. Over time, despite their significant presence in the Constitution, juries have been robbed of their power by the federal government and the states. For example, leveraging harsher criminal penalties, executive officials have forced criminal defendants into plea bargains, eliminating juries. Capping money awards, legislatures have stripped juries of their power to fix damages. Ordering summary judgment, judges dispose of civil cases without sending them to a jury. This is not what the founders intended. Examining the Constitution's text and historical sources, the book explores how the jury's authority has been taken and how it can be restored to its rightful, co-equal position as a 'branch' of government. Discussing the value of juries beyond the Constitution's requirements, the book also discusses the significance of juries world-wide and argues jury decision-making should be preferred over determinations by other governmental bodies.
To deputy district attorney J. H. Deveron a person on the witness stand is like a china doll, one of those decorative dolls that open up to reveal a series of smaller dolls hidden inside, until finally, inside the smallest one, was found a single grain of rice. Deveron thought of the progressively smaller dolls as the layers of lies and deceptions people told to hide the truth, their grain of rice. It was his job to open up those layers and get to the truth—except in this case of a missing seven-year-old girl, the truth may not be exactly what he expected.
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