No. 90-1215.

906 F.2d 78 (1990)

In re GRAND JURY MATTER. In re Linda BACKIEL, Witness, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided June 11, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ronald Levine (argued), Asst. U.S. Atty., Philadelphia, Pa., for appellee.

Patricia McInerney, Patricia V. Pierce (argued), Philadelphia, Pa., for appellant.

Morton Stavis, New York City, David M. McGlaughlin, Newman & McGlaughlin, P.C., Peter Goldberger, Law Offices of Alan Ellis, P.C., Philadelphia, Pa., amici curiae in support of appellant.

Before MANSMANN and SCIRICA, Circuit Judges, and SMITH, District Judge.


MANSMANN, Circuit Judge.

Attorney Linda Backiel appeals from an order of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania holding her in civil contempt for failure to answer certain questions before a grand jury despite having been ordered to do so. We will vacate the adjudication of contempt. While Backiel raises a variety of claims which we reject as meritless, we agree...

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