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Can the defendants testimony be objected in a grand jury with no judge or attorney present?

Defendants are advised NOT to make statements at the grand jury as cross-examinations are not permitted, and neither the attorney or a judge are present. BUT assuming that the defendant does make a ...
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No evidence is required for an indictment by a grand jury?

I just read the indictment of Christopher Collins, a congressman, for relaying insider information on a company with publicly traded stock, and for "lying" to a federal agent, ie for denying he ...
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Can a grand jury indict a person without identifying them beforehand?

What is the threshold required for indictment? Is it the same as probable cause? Can a grand jury indict a person without proper identification using heresay witness statement. Some time a probable ...
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Is it unethical for a prosecutor not to try his hardest to get an indictment?

A Grand Jury failed to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Michael Brown, which led to riots in Ferguson, MO. This my have been due in part to the fact that the prosecutor presented the ...
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Are priests held to the same standards as attorneys?

The Seal of the Confessional for priests (at least in the Catholic faith) prohibits a priest from disclosing anything and everything that was said to them in a confession. Given that, if someone ...