Federal Grand Juries: The Law in a Nutshell

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This report discusses the history and current role of the federal grand jury in the American criminal justice system. The federal grand jury exists to investigate crimes against the United States and to secure the constitutional right of grand jury indictment. Its responsibilities require broad
powers. As an arm of the United States District Court which summons it, upon whose
process it relies, and which will receive any indictments it returns, the grand jury's
subject matter and geographical jurisdiction is that of the court to which it is attached.

Creator(s): Doyle, Charles
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: October 3, 2005
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Doyle, Charles

Senior Specialist, American Law Division

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: October 3, 2005
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United States
Description:

This report discusses the history and current role of the federal grand jury in the American criminal justice system. The federal grand jury exists to investigate crimes against the United States and to secure the constitutional right of grand jury indictment. Its responsibilities require broad
powers. As an arm of the United States District Court which summons it, upon whose
process it relies, and which will receive any indictments it returns, the grand jury's
subject matter and geographical jurisdiction is that of the court to which it is attached.

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6 Pages.

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