Student or Learner
"The grand jury handed down/up an indictment."
Could "hand down" and "hand up" be used interchangeably in this context?
The grand jury hands up an indictment. It also can return or issue an indictment. A decision however, is handed down by a judge. Look here. The Scriptorium: Court News - Hand Up or Down Indictment?
Last edited by riquecohen; 04-Jul-2011 at 00:13.