Lawyers, Guns, and Money by Warren Zevon
Author’s Note: I published this at Firedoglake/MyFDL on October 6, 2010 just after people, who had protested at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis in 2008, were subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in Chicago investigating them to determine if they had provided material support to terrorists and/or a terrorist group.
I am reposting it here a little over a year later because I suspect it may be useful information to some of our readers, especially those in the Occupy Everywhere movement.
I was a criminal defense lawyer for 30 years and a law professor for 3 years. I represented many clients over the years in federal court, so I have a lot of experience representing people subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury.
State grand juries generally work the same way but are significantly less often used aggressively as federal prosecutors typically use them.
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