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LCrR 6.1 Grand Juries

(a) All grand juries are under the direct supervision of the Court. The Chief Judge shall act for the Court. The Chief Judge, by Administrative Order, may designate District Judges to act for the Court.

(b) A motion or application filed in connection with a grand jury subpoena or other matter occurring before a grand jury, all other papers filed in support of or in opposition to such a motion or application, and all orders entered by the Court in connection therewith, shall be filed under seal.

(c) The moving party shall prepare a motion and order to seal and shall bring such papers to the District Judge to whom the matter has been assigned rather than file them in the Clerk's Office.

(d) The moving party shall contact the Assistant United States Attorney assigned to the investigation to determine whether a prior miscellaneous matter in the same grand jury investigation has resulted in the assignment of a District Judge.

(e) All miscellaneous matters regarding grand juries sitting in Detroit shall be assigned by random method to District Judges in active service in Detroit, except the Chief Judge. All miscellaneous matters regarding grand juries sitting in Bay City or Flint shall be assigned to the District Judge designated by the Chief Judge to act for the Court in supervising the grand jury in that place of holding court.

Comment: LCrR 6.1(e) makes clear that miscellaneous matters relating to grand juries, e.g. motions to quash grand jury subpoenas, are assigned by random method to District Judges in Detroit and are not directed to the Chief Judge under LCrR 6.1(a).

July 01, 1992


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