No. 271.

347 U.S. 179 (1954)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 8, 1954.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

J. Francis Ford and George E. C. Hayes argued the cause for petitioner. With them on the brief were James A. Cobb and Joseph H. A. Rogan.

W. Giles Parker, Assistant Attorney General of Maryland, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Edward D. E. Rollins, Attorney General, and J. Edgar Harvey, Deputy Attorney General.

MR. JUSTICE BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.

In response to a summons the petitioner Adams appeared to testify before a Senate Committee investigating crime. Answering questions he confessed to having run a gambling business in Maryland. That confession has been used in this case to convict Adams of conspiring to violate Maryland's antilottery laws. The trial court sentenced Adams to pay a fine of $2,000 and serve...

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