The Law: Judging the Grand Jury

In the six months since Daniel Ellsberg's Pentagon papers began to appear in the press, two different grand juries have been busily prying into the activities of just about everyone who was even remotely involved in the caper. Thus far, the results of the juries' activities have been both confusing and controversial.

In Los Angeles, a panel returned an indictment against Ellsberg, jailed a colleague who refused to testify, kept on investigating, and then took the unusual step of indicting Ellsberg a second time on different charges. In Boston, a grand jury that began...

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