November 9, 2007
My Embracery You
From the ABA Journal online is this story of a civil rights attorney in Virginia charged with the very old (Magna Carta era) crime of "embracery." She is alleged to have tampered with grand jurors. My punny title above is an homage to the titular style of Mike, who obviously has done the heavy lifting on this blog since summer. Thanks, Mike.
Here is the original story from dailyprogress.com. [Alan Childress]
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Thanks, Alan. My favorite legal song title is when a court rules prospectively: "From this Moment On!"
Posted by: Mike Frisch | Nov 9, 2007 8:41:04 AM
I don’t think the charge should have been brought because on the facts as reported in the newspaper, Wyatt was not trying to influence the grand jury. Rather she was asking for the opportunity to influence the grand jury by testifying as a witness. Wyatt did not tell them anything about what her testimony would be. Any influencing that she might have been able to do would have come under oath from the witness box.
Posted by: W.R. Chambers | Nov 9, 2007 10:11:30 AM