19 October 2013

Chief Justice Roberts on theory vs. reality

MR. DREEBEN: The grand jury is set up as an independent body to protect the defendant from unfounded prosecutions. It is structurally independent from the prosecution and the courts. And it's composed of -­
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: I understand the theory. In reality it's not terribly -- it's not great insulation from the overweaning power of the government.
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