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United States v. Balsys

Docket No.: 97-873
Argued: April 20, 1998
Decided: June 25, 1998

Topics:

Self-Incrimination, Criminal Procedure, Self-Incrimination, Amendment 1, Bill of Rights, Due Process, Federalism, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Immigration and Nationality Act, Immigration and Naturalization, Miranda, Self-Incrimination, Sixth Amendment, habeas, immigration, murder, privacy, self-incrimination

Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Balsys

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT
Citation: 119 F.3d 122
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


524 U.S. 666 (1998)
Question:

Is fear of foreign prosecution sufficient grounds to justify the invocation of the Firth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination?

United States v. Balsys
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 20, 1998

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for United States, 2 vote(s) against
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