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Grand Jur
ors are Independent - not like Trial Jurors
bulletHow independent is a grand jury? What about the judge? The prosecutor? The defense?
bullet Does the defense get to refute the prosecutor’s evidence?  
bullet Can a prosecutor veto a grand jury’s desire to call witnesses?
bullet Our grand juries don’t ever seek out evidence on their own—why not?
bullet Our grand jury always indicts—who does that help?
bullet Doesn’t the judge influence how the grand jury behaves? 
bullet Frustrated foreperson

The prosecutor’s role: When does a prosecutor go too far?  (Coming soon)

bulletCan grand jurors ask questions? Can they ask about the law? (Coming soon)

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