Conservatives Call for Grand Jury Reform
Grits For Breakfast Blog posted on the TPPF policy report –
Balancing the Scales of Due Process: The Conservative Case for Grand Jury Reform in Texas
The entire paper is a good read.
Among the very important TPPF recomendations….
- Entire Transcript or Record of Grand Jury Proceeding &
able to be publicly disclosed by the defendant.
- Presence of Counsel
- Require Exculpatory Evidence to Be Presented
- Preclude a Subsequent Grand Jury Without New Material Evidence
- Loser Pays Provision (to prevent overzealous prosecutors)