Grand Jury Reform Sorely Needed

Jay Leiderman
By: Jay Leiderman
February 12 2015

Huffington Post

What Is on the Horizon for Grand Jury Reform? (“The decisions by grand juries not to indict officers in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo. and the Eric Brown chokehold case in Staten Island, N.Y., have spurred various proposals to reform grand juries. These calls are likely to increase if grand juries also decide against indictments in the deaths of Akai Gurley in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio. Some of the current proposals may deserve consideration but they would have greater long-term impact and meaning if they improve transparency within the criminal justice system more generally and are not limited to cases just involving police.”)

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[Ventura County, California criminal defense lawyer and State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist Jay Leiderman provides defense of all crimes in state and federal courts. He is well-known for handling all drug cases, especially those involving search and seizure and medical marijuana cases, as well as cases involving serious violence, murder and manslaughter, cases involving life sentences, and all computer cases, including those involving the CFAA and oppression leveled against activists and hacktivists. He fights all types of cases involving the digital revolution, civil rights, political dissent, emerging tech issues in the courts, piracy, Search and seizure issues, freedom on the internet, spying, fighting against unjust systems, governmental and prosecutorial overreach, medical marijuana, and overall injustice. Jay fights for the underdog, and delivers a successful defense. Jay is a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee. He wrote the first-ever defense of medical marijuana cases book in California. Jay is pro-privacy for the individual and believes in transparency for the state and large corporations. He is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), The California Public Defender’s Association (CPDA) and is also a lifetime member of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ). He is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts.]