grand jury

Criminal Rule Amended to Include Requirements for Petition to Resume Use of Indicting Grand Juries

By order dated September 8, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court amended Rule of Criminal Procedure 556 (Indicting Grand Jury) to specify the form and contents of a petition by a court of common pleas to resume the use of indicting grand juries.

By | 2015-09-23T13:14:36+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Categories: Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Criminal Rule Amended to Include Requirements for Petition to Resume Use of Indicting Grand Juries

PA Supreme Court Rejects Attorney General’s Request to Quash Appointment of Special Prosecutor

A supervising judge was authorized to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and prosecute alleged violations of grand jury secrecy requirements by Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in In re Thirty-Fifth Statewide Investigating Grand Jury.

By | 2015-04-07T09:32:58+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Categories: Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on PA Supreme Court Rejects Attorney General’s Request to Quash Appointment of Special Prosecutor