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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
United States v. Hubbell
Citation:530 U.S. 27 (2000)
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Hubbell (Respondent) was subpoenaed by an government-appointed Independent Counsel and required to produce documents related to his billing practices as a member of an Arkansas law firm. He appeared before a grand jury and tried to invoke his privilege against self-incrimination, but the district court directed him to respond to the subpoena and granted him immunity to the extent allowed by law. Using the documents he produced in response to the subpoena, the government filed an indictment charging whim with tax-related crimes and mail and wire fraud.
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