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Posted on November 27 2014 by Ryan Willis

Why the Ferguson Grand Jury Investigation Was Unusual

Check out this great post from the SCOTUS blog about the Ferguson grand jury investigation: http://goo.gl/oyXCaZ.
Grand juries almost always indict because prosecutors only have to present their side of the case. As the SCOTUS blog post points out, US Supreme Court precedent does not require prosecutors to present exculpatory evidence to a grand jury. The question, then, is why the Missouri prosecutors handling the Ferguson grand jury decided to present exculpatory evidence. The blog posts points out a number of possibilities. Interesting food for thought.


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