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Department of Justice Materials on Prosecutors' relationship with and use of Grand Juries.

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Grand Jury Manual, http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/public/guidelines/4371.htm

     The Manual is the Department of Justice’s guide for prosecutors who are working with a grand jury.  It contains chapters on, among other things, Secrecy, Presenting Evidence to the Grand Jury, Immunity, Indictments, Perjury and Obstruction of Justice.


  • U.S. Attorney’s Manual, Title 9 - § 9.11.000 (“Grand Jury”), http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/11mcrm.htm

     The U.S. Attorney’s Manual is the basic resource for prosecutors working with grand juries.  It contains information on various topics.  Listed below is the table of contents for this section of the Manual.

    9-11.010 Introduction
    9-11.101 Powers and Limitations of Grand Juries -- The Functions of a Grand Jury
    9-11.120 Power of a Grand Jury Limited by Its Function
    9-11.121 Venue Limitations
    9-11.130 Limitation on Naming Persons Unindicted Co-Conspirators
    9-11.140 Limitation on Grand Jury Subpoenas
    9-11.141 Fair Credit Reporting Act and Grand Jury Subpoenas
    9-11.142 Grand Jury Subpoenas for Financial Records
    9-11.150 Subpoenaing Targets of the Investigation
    9-11.151 Advice of "Rights" of Grand Jury Witnesses
    9-11.152 Requests by Subjects and Targets to Testify Before the Grand Jury
    9-11.153 Notification of Targets
    9-11.154 Advance Assertions of an Intention to Claim the Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Compulsory Self-Incrimination
    9-11.155 Notification to Targets when Target Status Ends
    9-11.160 Limitation on Re-subpoenaing Contumacious Witnesses Before Successive Grand Juries
    9-11.231 Motions to Dismiss Due to Illegally Obtained Evidence Before a Grand Jury
    9-11.232 Use of Hearsay in a Grand Jury Proceeding
    9-11.233 Presentation of Exculpatory Evidence
    9-11.241 Department of Justice Attorneys Authorized to Conduct Grand Jury Proceedings
    9-11.242 Non-Department of Justice Government Attorneys
    9-11.244 Presence of an Interpreter
    9-11.250 Disclosure of matters occurring before the grand jury to Department of Justice attorneys and Assistant United States Attorneys
    9-11.254 Guidelines for Handling Documents Obtained by the Grand Jury
    9-11.255 Prior Department of Justice Approval Requirements Grand Jury Subpoenas to Lawyers and Members of the News Media
    9-11.260 Rule 6(e)(3)(C)(iv) Disclosure of Grand Jury Material to State and Local Law Enforcement Officials
    9-11.300 The Special Grand Jury -- 18 U.S.C. § 3331
    9-11.330 Consultation With the Criminal Division About Reports

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