Stuart McKeever has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for a rehearing en banc in McKeever v. Barr, concerning the judiciary's inherent authority to release grand jury material. A D.C. Circuit panel ruled against McKeever in early April, finding that courts do not have such authority. The petition is available here and below.
Latest in McKeever v. Sessions
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.
On Sept. 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral argument in McKeever v. Sessions. Judge Douglas Ginsburg, Judge Sri Srinivasan, and Judge Gregory Katsas reviewed the D.C. District Court’s denial of Stuart McKeever’s petition for the release of records of a grand jury investigation into the 1956 disappearance of Columbia University professor Jesus Galindez.