April 18, 2024

Strategies For Challenging a Fla. Grand Jury Report's Release

Cary Aronovitz

Litigation attorney Cary Aronovitz wrote an article for Law360 explaining how individuals or entities named in a grand jury report in Florida can challenge its findings or remove their names before publication. In December 2022, Gov. Ron DeSantis requested the Florida Supreme Court to convene a statewide grand jury to probe alleged crimes related to COVID-19 vaccine management. This grand jury's first interim report in February 2024 sparked controversy by challenging Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and claiming lockdowns resulted in higher excess mortality, raising concerns about political motivation and a lack of scientific backing. Mr. Aronovitz's article highlights the legal framework allowing named parties to challenge their inclusion in grand jury reports before publication to prevent reputational damage. This reflects ongoing discussions on the balance between public oversight and individual rights in the context of statewide grand juries in Florida.

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