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Indicting a Groundhog

The Founding Fathers considered the grand jury to be an important protection, writing it into the Fifth Amendment.  Today, though, it is widely said that the prosecutor can get the grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, if he wants to.

This post by Jason Samenow at the WaPo comes close:

As severe cold grips the eastern U.S. on March 21, Punxsutawney Phil's forecast for an early spring is best described as an epic failure.  The prosecuting attorney of Butler County, Ohio, Michael Gmoser, wants the groundhog to pay for his flawed prediction, with his life.

Gmoser filed an indictment against Phil....
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The indictment comes just three days after TheOnion.com satirically wrote the groundhog had been beheaded for his inaccurate prediction.

Post script

To close the interview, Gmoser confided he was just having "a little fun" with the indictment.

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