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Arizona's County Grand Jury: The Empty Promise of Independence


Zig Popko


Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

1987

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 29, p. 667, 1987

Abstract:     
This Note examines the independence of the county grand jury in Arizona. After reviewing the grand jury's historical roots in England, colonial and post-colonial America, and in Arizona, this Note describes the Arizona statutes governing the county grand jury system. It then explains some of the practical problems which defeat legislative and judicial attempts to protect the grand jury's independence. Finally, after discussing judicial reaction to some of these problems, this Note offers for consideration some institutional reforms aimed at closing the gap between the rhetoric of and what actually is the case regarding grand jury independence. Excluded from this Note is any examination of the grand jury's investigatory role, and any examination of Arizona's state grand jury.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 34

Keywords: Grand Jury, independence, judge

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Popko, Zig, Arizona's County Grand Jury: The Empty Promise of Independence (1987). Arizona Law Review, Vol. 29, p. 667, 1987. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1462880

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Sigmund Popko (Contact Author)
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )
Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
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