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Mary Leary, professor, law, was quoted in a National Catholic Register story about the possible abuse of power by the Houston district attorney's office to secure an indictment. See below.

Did the Houston DA’s Office Abuse Its Power to Get Daleiden Indictment?

 

From: National Catholic Register
Date: May 27, 2016
Author: Peter Jesserer Smith

Mary Leary, a professor at The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, told the Register that it is “highly unusual” — but not necessarily unethical — for a prosecutor to share information with the target of a grand jury investigation.

“That certainly is outside the norm of practice in many counties,” said Leary, a former assistant district attorney with experience in seeking indictments from grand juries. Since the prosecutor’s aim is justice, not to just obtain an indictment, she said there could be cases in which information is shared between the prosecutor and the attorney of the target of the grand jury investigation. Often this arises when that attorney is seeking to avoid what he perceives as a wrongful indictment, and wants the opportunity to show the prosecutor where the evidence demonstrates the target’s lack of guilt.

 

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