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Kastigar v. United States
Citation:406 U.S. 441 (1972)
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Kastigar (Petitioner) was subpoenaed as a witness to answer questions before a grand jury in federal district court. However, he refused to answer questions or provide any testimony before the grand jury, asserting his privilege against compulsory self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment. The government offered him immunity from use of the compelled testimony in subsequent criminal proceedings, but he still refused to testify. The district court found him in contempt, and Kastigar appealed.
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