Braswell v. United States
United States Supreme Court
487 U.S. 99 (1988)
A federal grand jury subpoenaed Randy Braswell (plaintiff), President of Worldwide Machinery Sales Inc. and Worldwide Purchasing Inc., for the production of books and records of both companies. Braswell moved to quash the subpoena on the ground that his act of producing the records would incriminate him in violation of his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. The court of appeals held that Braswell could not resist the subpoena on such a ground. The case came before the United States Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Rehnquist, C.J.)
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