A Common Law Grand Jury is taken from the Magna Carta of 1215 AD, was part of our judicial system prior to the Civil War and has a higher authority than the US Supreme Court. It is based on the Laws of Nature and Nature’s GOD.
In a 1992 Supreme Court case, US vs. Williams in which Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the majority decision, he stated the Common Law Grand Jury is neither part of the Legislative, Executive or Judicial branches of government but comes from the 5th Amendment. It is the Fourth branch of government.
For a crime to be committed under Common Law there must be an injured party. There is no crime for a speeding ticket. There is no injured party.
The purposes of a Common Law Grand Jury are:
A Common Law Grand Jury is run strictly by the people. No public servants, no attorneys or government employees are involved.
1992 Supreme Court Case, US vs. Williams in which Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the majority opinion:
“We the people have been providentially provided legal recourse to address the criminal conduct of persons themselves entrusted to dispense justice. In the Supreme Court case of United States v. Williams, 112 S. Ct. 1735, 504 U.S. 36, 118 L. Ed. 2d 352 (1992), Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority, confirmed that the American grand jury is neither part of the judicial, executive nor legislative branches of government, but instead belongs to the people. It is in effect a fourth branch of government "governed" and administered to directly by and on behalf of the American people, and its authority emanates from the Bill of Rights. (5th & 7th Amendments)
"Thus, citizens have the unbridled right to empanel their own grand juries and present ‘True Bills’ of indictment to a court, which is then required to commence a criminal proceeding. Our Founding Fathers presciently thereby created a "buffer" the people may rely upon for justice, when public officials, including judges, criminally violate the law.”