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Gardner v. Broderick
United States Supreme Court
392 U.S. 273, 88 S.Ct. 1913, 20 L.Ed.2d 1082 (1968)
Gardner (plaintiff) was a police officer subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury investigating allegations of corruption. Gardner was asked to sign a waiver of his constitutional privilege against self-incrimination and was informed that he would be terminated if he refused to sign the waiver. Gardner refused to sign and was fired. Gardner filed suit in state court seeking reinstatement to his position as a police officer. The state courts ruled against Gardner. Gardner petitioned the United States Supreme Court for review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Fortas, J.)
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