The first of these opinions dealt a fatal blow to claims by journalists that they should be exempt from testifying before a grand jury about their sources. In a strongly-worded 5-4 opinion in Branzburg v. Hayes in 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court both extolled the broad scope of a grand jury inquiry and rejected the notion that persons of high rank or importance could avoid becoming grand jury witnesses. … [Read more...] about Would Trump have to obey a Robert Mueller grand jury subpoena? Ask Richard Nixon.
Indictment by grand jury definition
We intend to vigorously challenge the allegations that have been put forth, and he’s entitled to the presumption of innocence. He doesn’t lose that just because he’s a police officer, and people should keep an open mind about what happened here. It’s one thing to make public statements and another to prove it in court. … [Read more...] about Grand Jury Indicts Two NYPD Detectives Accused Of Raping Teenage Girl In Unmarked Van
“If you’re going to undo a national election, the body that does that should have a national mandate,” Amar told the New York Times “Even a federal prosecution would follow only from an indictment from a grand jury sitting in one locality.” … [Read more...] about Can a sitting president be indicted? The Constitution doesn’t give a definitive answer
I believe both social media companies, as well as the National Association of Secretaries of State, election officials, voter registrars and the current administration are not taking this threat serious enough. On Yahoo News' new podcast Bots and Ballots, Samuel Woolley, the research director of the DigIntel Lab at the Institute for the Future who studies bots, said that in his estimation it is "too late" to stop the impact that bots will have on the outcome of the midterm elections in the United States. … [Read more...] about Letters: Security for midterm elections, Russian indictments, Supreme Court, bipartisanship
The AP has been mining the data for months, uncovering how a group of Russian hackers widely known as Fancy Bear tried to break into the emails of U.S. Democrats, defense contractors, intelligence workers, international journalists and even American military wives . In July, as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, a U.S. grand jury identified 12 Russian intelligence agents as being behind the group’s hack-and-leak assault against Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. … [Read more...] about Indicted Russian hackers reportedly targeted Orthodox clergy