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On This Date in Legal History

On August 17, 1998, President Clinton testified before a grand jury that was investigating whether he perjured himself when he described his relationship with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. You can listen to the President’s grand jury testimony at … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 17, 1998, President Clinton testified before a grand jury that was investigating whether he perjured himself when he described his relationship with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. You can listen to the President’s grand jury testimony at … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1951 an all-Anglo grand jury indicted Pete Hernandez for murder in Jackson County, Texas, and then an all-Anglo petit jury found him guilty.  Hernandez was of Mexican descent, so his attorneys attempted to quash both the indictment and jury … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 17, 1998, President Clinton testified before a grand jury that was investigating whether he perjured himself (under oath) when he described his relationship with a White House intern Monica Lewinsky. You can listen to the President’s grand jury … Continue reading

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Legal Definition of the Day: Grand Jury

A group of individuals summoned to evaluate whether a prosecutor has presented sufficient evidence to bring formal charges against a criminal suspect.

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