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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Allen
In Re Sealed Case No. 99-3091
Citation:192 F.3d 995 (1999)
During President Clinton’s impeachment trial, the New York Times published a front page article captioned “Starr is Weighing Whether to Indict Sitting President.” The article reported that inside the independent Counsel’s Office, “a group of prosecutors believe that not long after the Senate trial concludes, Mr. Starr should ask the grand jury. . . to indict [Mr. Clinton] on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice . . .” The next day, President Clinton filed a motion for an order to show cause why the Office of Independent Counsel (OIC) should not be held in contempt for disclosing grand jury material in violation of Rule 6(e).
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