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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:29 PM
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So when is Cooper testifying and when will his testimony be released
to the public?

Looking forward to it.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:30 PM
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1. It won't be released - it's secret grand jury testimony
Then we proceed to indictments, then the trial testimony will be public.
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:33 PM
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3. Dang, that could take a while.
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11cents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:53 PM
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8. It's secret unless the prosecutor is Ken Starr
Ken Starr has the privilege of releasing grand jury testimony like it's explosive diarrhea. All other prosecutors must keep mum.

Cooper is free to talk about his own testimony, however. I doubt that he will.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:33 PM
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2. Grand Jury testimony is secret, 'til the indictment, if any
Edited on Wed Jul-06-05 11:36 PM by kenny blankenship
...results in a trial.
However a grand jury witness may talk about what they testified to if they choose to. (the testimony of grand jury witnesses may be handed over to the defense, if those witnesses will also appear in the trial) Otherwise grand jury testimony is not disclosed by the court or prosecution.
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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:36 PM
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4. Next question.......
Is the grand jury bipartisan?
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:40 PM
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5. We have no way to determine that
and the Grand Jury process does not have the provisions for defense and prosecution to screen grand jury members for biases.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:40 PM
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6. The grand jury is just ordinary citizens
But they serve for a month, or several months, or a year. If it's a year, they might serve one day a week, or several half days, or something. But it's just people from the regular jury pool. No politics involved.
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jojo54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:50 PM
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7. Well, that makes me feel a little bit better
I had served on my county grand jury many years ago. I didn't know if this jury worked the same way. Thx for the info.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:01 AM
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9. I think I am correct - I don't know why it would be any different.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:02 AM
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10. Federal grand juries in California
are a bit more sophisticated than the state court grand juries I have heard. The federal courts select jurors from the voter roles, I have heard, while the state courts select them from the department of motor vehicles list of drivers license holders. I have not researched this, but I heard this at a lecture.
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brettdale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:59 AM
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11. kick
kick
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