Due Process & the Grand Jury: Protecting Targets and Witnesses
Moderator: Roger Fairfax, Professor, George Washington Univ. School of Law
Panelists: Carol Elder Bruce, K&L Gates, Washington, DC; Niki Kuckes, Professor, Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, RI; Gerald B. Lefcourt, Esq., New York, NY; and Gina Simms, Ober | Kaler, Washington, DC
The grand jury has long drawn criticism for failing to serve its purpose as a shield against unwarranted charges. Recently a new charge has been leveled: that prosecutorial influence over the grand jury permits law enforcement misconduct to go unpunished. Both facets of the issue will be discussed in turn by two distinguished panels of experts.