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Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 06:40:32 -0700
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From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
Subject: SLS: influencing grand juries (and Dan Meador)
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At 06:06 PM 6/17/97 -0700, you wrote:
>> 18 U.S.C. 1504.  Influencing juror by writing
>> "Whoever attempts to influence the action or decision
>> of any grand or petit jury of any court of the
>> United States upon any issue or matter pending
>> before such juror, or before the jury of which he
>> is a member, or pertaining to his duties, by writing
>> or sending to him any written communication, in 
>> relation to such issue or matter, shall be fined
>> under this title or imprisoned not more than six
>> months, or both.
>> "Nothing in this section shall be construed to       <-----!!!!
>> prohibit the communication of a request to appear
>> before the grand jury."
>>   "Federal Ciminal Code and Rules," West Publishing Co.,
>>    1996 Edition
>Is this what they arrested Dan for? He was talking to jury members about 
>the case they were sitting on?  Anyway, my main question is, I do not 
>understand why they put the sentance in that you have indicated above.  
>Why would they request a juror to appear before the grand jury over a 
>case in which he/she is a juror?

You are confusing apples and oranges.

Anyone can submit a request to a federal
grand jury, without violating this
section.  I assume this means that a
sitting juror can also request an
investigation too, without violating
this section.

What is your construction, in light of
what I have just said here?

/s/ Paul Mitchell

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