AUSTIN – Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) released a paper by Center for Effective Justice Policy Analyst Greg Glod on grand jury reform in Texas. The paper, Balancing the Scales of Due Process: The Conservative Case for Grand Jury Reform in Texas, examines the grand jury system in Texas and offers recommendations of common-sense reforms to bring more balance to grand jury proceedings and expedite the criminal justice system in general.
“At the inception of this country, the grand jury served as a tool for its citizens to fight back against an oppressive government, ensuring the public had a prominent role in protecting the rights of the accused and the witnesses who testified, while the state served an investigatory position,” said Glod. “However, as time has gone on, the grand jury has become a mechanism where the state holds the power, while those accused of a crime or those who testify are afforded very few rights. This paper will cover some of the major problem areas with current grand jury practice and the reforms that Texas should enact to right size the system.”
To read the full publication, visit: http://txpo.li/2eELXvX
To request an interview with Greg Glod, please contact Caroline Espinosa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-472-2700.
Greg Glod is an attorney and policy analyst with the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
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