D.C. Court Wrong on Jan. 6 Grand Jury Evidence Sharing
Litigation attorney Steven Gordon published an article in Law360 analyzing a recent federal court ruling that concerned the grand jury secrecy rule. The chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia determined that this rule prevents the government from using a private contractor to help it sort through the evidence accumulated during the criminal investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the Capitol. Mr. Gordon explains, however, that the court reached the wrong conclusion. In this article, he outlines what the grand jury secrecy rule is and why the U.S. Department of Justice's request to disclose grand jury materials in this instance fits within its contours.