Federal Law Enforcement

Document: D.C. Circuit Rules in McKeever v. Barr

By Quinta Jurecic
Friday, April 5, 2019, 10:09 AM

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled in McKeever v. Barr, a case concerning whether federal courts have the inherent authority to release grand jury information protected under Rule 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. A divided panel found that courts do not have this inherent power, with Judge Sri Srinivasan dissenting. The decision is available in full here and below.