Upon receiving a letter of authority to seek an order to compel testimony, the United States Attorney will prepare a written motion and order for submission to the court. The court's function in reviewing the government's request for immunity is ministerial. In re Perlin, 589 F.2d 260 (7th Cir. 1978); United States v. Frans, 697 F.2d 188 (7th Cir. 1983), cert. denied, 464 U.S. 828 (1983). The letter of authority may be presented to the court ex parte.
Updated December 18, 2015