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What is a federal grand jury investigation?

Grand Jury: Impaneled, Investigation, and Indictment You probably read in the news that a special prosecutor, Robert Mueller, impaneled a grand jury as part of an investigation into interference by a foreign power (Russia) in the US elections and whether members of Trump’s administration and family violated the law.  You probably also read that the grand jury might indict people suspected of crimes. Impanel When a grand jury is impaneled, it just means that the grand jury is formed.  The special prosecutor, Mr. Mueller, formed the grand jury to assist in his investigation.  Grand jury proceedings are not public....

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Supreme Court: Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates

What did the Supreme Court Decide in Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates? In Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates, the Supreme Court of the United States held that an intervenor as of right must also demonstrate that it has Article III standing if it seeks relief different from what the original plaintiff is seeking. Intervention Rule 24 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure allows a non-party to intervene in a litigation.  Intervention is where a non-party moves to join the litigation as either a plaintiff or defendant.  A party may seek to intervene as a matter of right...

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