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Wed Jun 5, 2019, 09:15 AM

Appeals court to revisit grand jury secrecy

Source: Politico



By JOSH GERSTEIN 06/04/2019 11:54 PM EDT Updated 06/04/2019 11:56 PM EDT

A federal appeals court announced Tuesday that its full, 12-judge bench plans to revisit whether judges have the authority to disclose usually secret grand jury information in exceptional cases.

The Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals said it plans to take up, en banc, a case involving a historianís request for access to records of a federal grand jury investigation into the 1946 lynching of two African-American couples in Walton County, Ga.

Legal disputes about access to grand jury information are drawing unusual attention at the moment because of a standoff between the House Judiciary Committee and Attorney General Bill Barr over access to various materials related to special counsel Robert Muellerís Trump-Russia probe.

Part of that fight is a disagreement over whether lawmakers are entitled to see testimony and evidence that is typically kept secret because it was obtained by a grand jury.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2019/06/04/appeals-court-to-revisit-grand-jury-secrecy-1353544

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Wed Jun 5, 2019, 09:19 AM

1. How about opening up grand jury testimony

in Putin's takeover of Trump and our democracy?

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