Grand Jury Reform - Podcast
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
April 25, 2012Gerald B. Lefcourt, McGregor Scott, Thomas P. Sullivan, Dean A. Reuter
To listen, please right click on the audio file you wish to hear and then select "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As..." After you save the audio file to your computer, you can then listen to it in your audio player of choice.
Grand Jury Reform - MP3
Running Time: 01:01:56
The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states that in federal criminal cases, "no person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury." Critics argue that the grand jury system today has strayed from it's original role as the voice of the community protecting individuals from wrongful indictments and prosecutions. On this previously recorded conference call, the speakers discuss the goals of the grand jury system, whether or not those goals are being met, and various proposed reforms on both the state and federal level. After providing their opening remarks, the speakers answer questions from the callers.
Due to technical difficulties on the telephone line at the time of the recording, the sound quality of this podcast is not high.
- Mr. Gerald Lefcourt, Gerald B. Lefcourt, PC
- Mr. McGregor Scott, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
- Mr. Thomas Sullivan, Jenner & Block LLP
- Moderator: Mr. Dean Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society