Citizen grand juries would desecrate constitution


Last updated 2/21/2023 at 10:38am

House Bill 405 proposes a substantial amendment to the Montana Constitution in an attempt to create something known as a “citizens’ grand jury.” Apparently, the bill is meant to fulfill the objective of a “Platform Principle” adopted by the Montana Republican Party which states that: “We … support reforming the Grand Jury laws to better root out corruption, and support limiting the ability of the MT Supreme Court to abuse its power to protect themselves.”

If approved by the Montana Legislature, and then approved by the voters, a citizens grand jury of 11 people could be s...

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