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Swidler & Berlin v. United States

Docket No.: 97-1192
Argued: June 8, 1998
Decided: June 25, 1998

Topics:

Criminal Procedure, Fifth Amendment, self-incrimination

Petitioner: Swidler & Berlin
Respondent: United States

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT
Citation: 124 F.3d 230
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


524 U.S. 399 (1998)
Question:

Are communications between a client and his or her lawyer protected under the attorney-client confidentiality doctrine, beyond the Fifth Amendment's protections against self-incrimination, even after the client's death?

Swidler & Berlin v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

June 08, 1998

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Swidler & Berlin, 3 vote(s) against
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