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Pa. Supreme Court Decision Points the Way to Grand Jury Reform

10/19/2018

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.”

 

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