No. 89-5199.

906 F.2d 1485 (1990)

In re GRAND JURY SUBPOENAS. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Scott M. ANDERSON, James G. Walker, John Echols, Tex McConathy, and Stanley Moore, Defendants-Appellants-Relators.

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

July 2, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bruce Anton, Dallas, Tex., for defendants-appellants-relators.

John S. Morgan, Asst. U.S. Atty. (Tony M. Graham, U.S. Atty., with him on the brief), N.D. Okl., Tulsa, Okl., for plaintiff-appellee.

D. Gregory Bledsoe and Laura E. Frossard, Tulsa, Okl., on the brief, for amicus curiae, American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma.

Michael L. Bender, Denver, Colo., on the brief, for amicus curiae, Nat. Ass'n of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Before McKAY, SEYMOUR, and TACHA, Circuit Judges.

McKAY, Circuit Judge.

This case involves an emergency appeal by several attorneys who were held in contempt and placed in jail because they refused to reveal the source of payment of their fees incurred during their representation of four defendants on drug charges.

I. Facts

Beginning in approximately April of 1989 the grand jury in the Northern District of Oklahoma began investigating James Coltharp and the organization he controlled under a suspicion...

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