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NCJ Number: 32987 Find in a Library
Title: NEW YORK - TEMPORARY COMMISSION OF INVESTIGATION - REPORT ON IMPROPER DISCLOSURES OF GRAND JURY PROCEEDINGS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: New York State
Temporary Cmssn of Investigation
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: New York State
New York, NY 10007
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT, WHICH IS BASED ON INTERVIEWS WITH PERSONS WITH VARIOUS KINDS OF EXPERIENCE IN GRAND JURY 'LEAKS' AS WELL AS EXPERIENCES OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS, OUTLINES COMMON SOURCES OF LEAKS AND RECOMMENDS CORRECTIVE ACTION.
Abstract: IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PROSECUTORS OBTAIN AFFIDAVITS FROM ALL THOSE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING THEIR OWN STAFFS, WHO HAD ACCESS TO LEAKED INFORMATION. THE JUDICIARY, IN ITS SUPERVISORY CAPACITY, IS URGED TO SET GUIDELINES FOR DEALING WITH LEAKS, AND TO HEAR MOTIONS DEALING WITH GRAND JURY APPEARANCES 'IN CAMERA' WHEN REQUESTED. THE BAR ASSOCIATION COULD USE ITS DISCIPLINARY POWERS TO DEAL WITH DISCLOSURES BY ATTORNEYS AND PROSECUTORS. THE PRESS HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO WEIGH CAREFULLY THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW AGAINST THE INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE. VARIOUS LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE ALSO MADE. APPENDIXES INCLUDE RELATED STATE AND FEDERAL STATUTES.
Index Term(s): Freedom of the press; Grand juries; Judges; Legislation; New York; Prosecutors; Right of privacy
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