No. 73-190.

417 U.S. 85 (1974)

94 S.Ct. 2179

40 L.Ed.2d 678


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 28, 1974.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Leonard Sarner argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs was Louis Lipschitz.

Deputy Solicitor General Wallace argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Bork, Assistant Attorney General Crampton, Stuart A. Smith, and Meyer Rothwacks.

MR. JUSTICE MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the Court.

The question presented in this case is whether a partner in a small law firm may invoke his personal privilege against self-incrimination to justify his refusal to comply with a subpoena requiring production of the partnership's financial records.

Until 1969, petitioner Isadore Bellis was the senior partner in Bellis, Kolsby & Wolf, a law firm in Philadelphia...

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