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Lifetime Gag Order Subject of Comments by Professor Trachtenberg

January 15th, 2015

Prof. Ben Trachtenberg

Professor Ben Trachtenberg was recently quoted in a story in The Wall Street Journal about the lawsuit filed by one of the members of the grand jury that heard evidence in the case of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

In the article, “Member of Ferguson Grand Jury Sues Over Lifetime Gag Order,” Professor Trachtenberg discussed gag rules for grand jurors and their intersection with First Amendment concerns, as well as the impact that the “power” of the grand jury in this case has on the strength of the lawsuit.

Professor Trachtenberg was also quoted in a VICE article about the lawsuit. He discussed that because “much of the evidence in the case has already been released,” according to the story, the Ferguson case presents an opportunity to “challenge the rules” of grand juror secrecy.

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