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federal grand jury

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  • Grand jury — In the common law, a grand jury is a type of jury which determines whether there is enough evidence for a trial. Grand juries carry out this duty by examining evidence presented to them by a prosecutor and issuing indictments, or by investigating …   Wikipedia

  • grand jury — n: a jury that examines accusations against persons charged with crime and if the evidence warrants makes formal charges on which the accused persons are later tried see also no bill and true bill at bill 3b, indictment …   Law dictionary

  • grand jury — a jury, at common law, of 12 to 23 persons, designated to inquire into alleged violations of the law in order to ascertain whether the evidence is sufficient to warrant trial. [1490 1500; < AF graund juree] * * * Jury that examines accusations… …   Universalium

  • Citizen grand jury — A citizen grand jury is, in United States parlance, a non actionable, non governmental organization that assumes a responsibility upon itself to accuse an individual or groups of individuals of having committed actionable crimes, in a similar aim …   Wikipedia

  • CIA leak grand jury investigation — (related to the CIA leak scandal , also known as the Plame affair ) was a federal inquiry into the alleged unauthorized disclosure of a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee s identity, a possible violation of criminal statutes, including… …   Wikipedia

  • jury — A certain number of men and women selected according to law, and sworn (jurati) to inquire of certain matters of fact, and declare the truth upon evidence to be laid before them. This definition embraces the various subdivisions of juries; as… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jury — A certain number of men and women selected according to law, and sworn (jurati) to inquire of certain matters of fact, and declare the truth upon evidence to be laid before them. This definition embraces the various subdivisions of juries; as… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jury — noun 1 in a court of law ADJECTIVE ▪ inquest (BrE), trial (esp. BrE) ▪ grand ▪ He was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of distributing illegal steroids. ▪ civil …   Collocations dictionary

  • jury — ju·ry / ju̇r ē/ n pl ju·ries [Anglo French juree, from feminine past participle of Old French jurer to swear, from Latin jurare, from jur jus law]: a body of individuals sworn to give a decision on some matter submitted to them; esp: a body of… …   Law dictionary

  • Jury nullification — means making a law void by jury decision; in other words, the process whereby a jury in a criminal case effectively nullifies a law by acquitting a defendant regardless of the weight of evidence against him or her. [… …   Wikipedia

  • Jury trial — Trial by jury is a legal proceeding in which a jury either makes a decision or makes findings of fact which are then applied by a judge. It is to be distinguished from a bench trial where a judge or panel of judges make all decisions.English… …   Wikipedia


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