Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Deputy Solicitor General Bryson argued the cause for the United States. With him on the briefs were Solicitor General Starr, Assistant Attorney General Dennis, and Lawrence S. Robbins.
Herald Price Fahringer argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief were Diarmuid White and Ralph J. Schwarz, Jr.*
Supreme Court of the United States.
JUSTICE O'CONNOR delivered the opinion of the Court.†
This case requires the Court to decide what standards apply when a party seeks to avoid compliance with a subpoena duces tecum issued in connection with a grand jury investigation.
Since 1986, a federal grand jury sitting in the Eastern District of Virginia has been investigating allegations of interstate transportation of obscene materials. In early...
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