Use Immunity, Transactional Immunity, Informal
Congress enacted the use immunity provisions in 1970, replacing a
myriad of specialized immunity statutes enacted over the years for
purposes, such as the Atomic Energy Act, the Cotton Research and Promotion
the Connally Hot Oil Act, and the Merchant Marine Act. The new statutory
(located at 18 U.S.C. § 6001-6005) provides a mechanism by which the
government may apply to the court for an order granting a witness limited
immunity in all judicial, administrative, and congressional proceedings.
6003 covers court and grand jury proceedings, § 6004 covers
hearings, and § 6005 covers congressional proceedings.|
See Chapter 8 of the Federal Grand Jury Practice Manual for a more in
discussion of immunity.
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