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  •  Congressional investigatons are usually public but (1+ / 0-)
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    criminal prosecutions usually are not, because of the fact, well known to detective story readers, that a lot usually has to be investigated in virtual square yards of work, to come up with the few virtual  square inches of admissible evidence that proves a particular criminal charge against a particular person or persons, and the exclusion of affirmative defensese of one kind or another.  There are frequently lots of names mentioned  as part of any investigation about whom unpleasant things are or may be found out, which do not lead to or constitute evidence of the specific elements of crime X against defendant Y, which need not become public. The actual indictments or informations are usually the part where whatever becomes public starts to do so. Nancy Grace and her antics are not part of any properly organized legal system. It is not customary to announce the status or termination of investigations which don't produce trials.

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