Grand Jury

Grand Jury

Meaning of Grand Jury in Spanish

Description/ translation of grand jury into Spanish: Gran Jurado; (el nombre deriva de su composición -20 miembros- más amplia que los 12 que integran el jurado juzgador)[1]

Note: for more information on related terms and on the area of law where grand jury belongs (criminal procedure law), in Spanish, see here.

Notes and References

  1. Translation of Grand Jury published by Antonio Peñaranda


See Also

  • Law Dictionaries.
  • Arraignment; Confessions; Criminal Justice Process; Preliminary Hearing; Prosecution: Prosecutorial Discretion; Search and Seizure.

    Clarendon, Constitutions of.

  • Further Reading

    Beale, Sara Sun; Bryson, William; Felman, James; and Elston, Michael. Grand Jury Law and Practice, 2d. St. Paul, Minn.: Westgroup, 1998.

    Blank, Blanche. The Not So Grand Jury. Lanham, Md: University Press of America, 1993.

    Brenner, Susan, and Lockhart, Gregory. Federal Grand Jury Practice. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing, 1996.

    Clark, Leroy D. The Grand Jury: The Use and Abuse of Political Power.. New York: Quadrangle, 1975.

    Frankel, Marvin E., and Naftalis, Gary P. The Grand Jury: An Institution on Trial. New York: Hill & Wang, 1977.

    Lafave, Wayne; Israel, Jerold; and King, Nancy. Criminal Procedure. 2d ed. St. Paul, Minn.: Westgroup, 1999, chapters 8 and 15.

    Liepold, Andrew. “Why Grand Juries Do Not (And Cannot) Protect the Accused.” Cornell Law Review 80 (1995): 260.

    Schwartz, Helene E. “Demythologizing the Historic Role of the Grand Jury.” American Criminal Law Review 10 (1972): 701-770.

    Younger, Richard D. The People’s Panel: The Grand Jury in the United States, 1634-1941. Providence, R.I.: Brown University Press, 1963.


    Blair v. United States, 250 U.S. 273 (1919).

    Costello v. United States, 350 U.S. 359 (1956).

    Hoffman v. United States, 341 U.S. 479 (1951).

    Hurtado v. California, 110 U.S. 516 (1884).

    Kastigar v. United States, 406 U.S. 441 (1972).

    United States v. Dionisio, 410 U.S. 1, 12 (1973).

    United States v. Procter and Gamble Co., 356 U.S. 677 (1958).

    United States v. Williams, 504 U.S. 306 (1992).

    Grand Jury Meaning in the U.S. Court System

    A body of 16-23 citizens who listen to evidence of criminal allegations presented by the prosecutors, and determine whether there is enough evidence to issue an indictment and conduct a trial. See also “indictment” and “United States attorney.”

    Meaning of Grand Jury in the U.S. Legal System

    Definition of Grand Jury published by the National Association for Court Management: A body of persons sworn to inquire into crime and if appropriate, bring accusations (indictments) against the suspected criminals.

    Grand Jury (Criminal Judicial Process)

    Grand Jury

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    See Also

    • jury


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