Questions tagged [indictment]
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Why would Donald Trump be arrested?
The New York Times writes: Donald J. Trump is preparing to walk into a Manhattan courtroom as both a defendant and a candidate, making final plans for his arrest on Tuesday [...]. Why would he be ...
Legal basis for arresting a person not actively committing a crime?
Originally the purpose of an arrest in English common law, meaning a deputy of the state seizing and holding a suspect against their will, was to apprehend the suspect to confirm their identity. In ...
If the grand jury refuses to indict, can the prosecutor try again?
A prosecutor seeks an indictment for Charge X, but the grand jury returns a no-bill. Is the prosecutor free to seek another indictment on Charge X from the same grand jury, or from a different one? ...
Indictment and prosecution in different U.S. districts
Can a person be prosecuted in any district other than the district in which the original indictment was filed? Does this require some sort of special procedure?
Indictment of a sitting vice-president
There's been a lot of discussion in the media lately about the question of whether a sitting president can be indicted. The Constitution says that in order to be vice-president one must have the same ...
AG's and indictments
I'm curious, let's say that a prosecutor has taken a case before a grand jury. That grand jury has chosen to indict. Can the AG withdrawal those indictments? I've been trying to find out here, but I'...
Potential indictment of Assange and jurisdiction
I was discussing this sealed indictment against Julian Assange with my wife and she was making the argument that this is not an attack against freedom of the press as granted by the Constitution. She ...
What is the meaning of "Individual-1"?
During the Cohen trial last night, Trump was described as "Individual-1." Now I know they weren't trying to hide who this "Individual-1" was because they deliberately said that Individual-1 became ...
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 ...