Pa. Supreme Court Decision Points the Way to Grand Jury ReformOn October 19, 2018 by Schnader
Laurel Gift published “Pa. Supreme Court Decision Points the Way to Grand Jury Reform” in the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Gift chairs Schnader’s Criminal Defense and Internal Investigation practice group.
“The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued a decision in a case that may be a harbinger of reform of state grand jury practice. Although a separate matter, this decision follows the court’s formation of a task force in 2017 to review operations of investigating grand juries and recommend updates. In an unprecedented exercise of its supervisory authority, the high court’s decision in In Re: Fortieth Statewide Investigating Grand Jury revised the language of a form created and utilized by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.”