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NCJ Number: 98407 Find in a Library
Title: Representation of Witnesses Before Federal Grand Juries, Third Edition
Corporate Author: National Lawyers Guild
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 874
Sponsoring Agency: Clark Boardman Company, Ltd
New York, NY 10014
National Lawyers Guild
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Sale Source: Clark Boardman Company, Ltd
435 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume provides a detailed analysis of Federal grand jury law and proceedings, particularly as they affect unindicted witnesses, so as to guide attorneys in representing such witnesses.
Abstract: An overview of grand jury procedure takes the attorney from the first contact with the person who has been or is about to be subpoenaed through various stages of preparation and preliminary motions as well as proceedings in the grand jury room and before the presiding judge. The overview also addresses the representation of witnesses who refuse to testify before the grand jury. Subsequent chapters provide a detailed legal analysis, including case citations, of the proceedings summarized in the overview. Chapters cover the subpoena, injunction and intervention, the selection and composition of the grand jury, the statutory and case law framework of Federal grand juries, appearance before the grand jury, first amendment rights before the grand jury and immunity, and the witness' right to privacy and protection against electronic surveillance. The latter chapters discuss testimonial privileges, grand jury secrecy, abuse of the grand jury process, prosecutorial misconduct, contempt, perjury, and obstruction of justice. Chapters are also devoted to postcontempt remedies and representing persons jailed for contempt. A glossary of grand jury terms is included, and the appendix contains sample pleadings. A table of cases and a subject index are also provided.
Index Term(s): Attorney client relations; Contempt of court; Electronic surveillance; Federal government; Grand juries; Injunctions; Jury selection; Obstruction of justice; Perjury; Prosecutors; Right against self incrimination; Right of privacy; Subpoenas; Witnesses; Witnesses rights
Note: Criminal Law Series.
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