No. 513.

341 U.S. 479 (1951)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 28, 1951.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William A. Gray argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief was Lester J. Schaffer.

John F. Davis argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Perlman, Assistant Attorney General McInerney and J. F. Bishop.

MR. JUSTICE CLARK delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioner has been convicted of criminal contempt for refusing to obey a federal court order requiring him to answer certain questions asked in a grand jury investigation. He raises here important issues as to the application of the privilege against self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment, claimed to justify his refusal.

A special federal grand jury was...

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