Editorial: Michigan should scrap one-man grand juries

The Detroit News

Expediency should never get in the way of justice. Yet that was the justification Attorney General Dana Nessel's office offered in explaining why it chose the archaic one-man jury to bring charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and eight members of his administration.

Nessel and Special Prosecutor Kym Worthy took the evidence against the nine officials indicted in the Flint Water crisis to a one-many grand jury — a Genesee County judge — and presented it in secret proceedings with no defense attorneys present.