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#133568 10/02/04 05:18 PM
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According to the Revised Code of Washington 10.27.150, grand juries "issue" an indictment, "find" an indictment, and "present" an indictment, all without their hands, apparently:

"After hearing, examining and investigating the evidence before it, a grand jury may, in its discretion, issue an indictment against a principal. A grand jury shall find an indictment only when from all the evidence at least three-fourths of the jurors are convinced that there is probable cause to believe a principal is guilty of a criminal offense. When an indictment is found by a grand jury the foreman or acting foreman shall present it to the court."


#133569 10/02/04 08:27 PM
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as a recent Grand Jurier in queens county, state of NY, we 'returned true bills' or 'no true bill'.

they were not handed up or down. (well actually the chairman (a woman) and the co-chair (an other woman) did hand them down, since they sat at raised desks in the front of the GJ room.

(between cases, we watch for the red tailed hawk that build a nest in one of the few windows in the queen jail) he requently roosted on the corner of the queen county building, and often perched there to eat. )


#133570 10/11/04 05:18 AM
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"...And Grand Jurys hand up indictment."

Shouldn't that be, "Grands Jury"?? (or maybe even Grand Juries?)

stales


#133571 10/11/04 01:02 PM
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stales! How are ya, kid?


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