Court restricts grand jury disclosures: Federal appeals
Apr 09, 2019 04:02 AM EDT
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 on Friday that federal district courts lack the authority to release materials from grand juries except where authorized by specific federal rules.
The background of this case involved a decades-old grand jury investigation regarding the disappearance of Jesús de Galíndez Suárez, a professor and critic of dictator Rafael Trujillo. Galíndez was believed to have been "kidnapped and flown to the Dominican Republic and there murdered."