No. 62.

385 U.S. 511 (1967)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 16, 1967.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lawrence J. Latto argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs were William H. Dempsey, Jr., and Martin J. Flynn.

Solomon A. Klein, respondent, pro se, argued the cause and filed a brief.

Briefs of amici curiae, urging reversal, were filed by Israel Steingold, for the American Trial Lawyers Association; Herman B. Gerringer for the New York State Association of Trial Lawyers; Ralph Shapiro for the New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild; and by Emanuel Redfield for the New York Civil Liberties Union.

John G. Bonomi filed a brief for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, as amicus curiae, urging affirmance.

MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS announced the judgment of the Court and delivered an opinion in which THE CHIEF JUSTICE, MR. JUSTICE BLACK and MR. JUSTICE BRENNAN concur.

This is a proceeding to discipline petitioner, a member of the New York Bar, for professional misconduct. Of the various charges made, only one survived, viz., the refusal of petitioner to honor a subpoena duces tecum served on him in that he refused to produce the demanded financial records and...


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