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CASE ENTRY

Pitch v. United States

In 1946, an Athens, Ga. grand jury hears 16 days of testimony from “countless” witnesses to the Moore’s Ford lynching, in which a crowd dragged four African Americans from a car and murdered them. No charges were ever filed, and the testimony remains secret. Eleventh Circuit (2019): Release it. Eleventh Circuit (en banc): Reversed. It stays secret. (We discussed the original panel decision on the podcast.)


Tags: 2020, Criminal Procedure, Eleventh Circuit, En Banc

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