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Russell v. United States
United States Supreme Court
369 U.S. 749, 82 S.Ct. 1038, 8 L.Ed.2d 240 (1962)
Russell was indicted for violating 2 U.S.C. § 192, which prohibited refusing to answer questions from a congressional subcommittee if the questions were relevant to the subcommittee’s inquiry. The grand jury’s indictment of Russell did not identify the subject matter of the congressional subcommittee’s inquiry when the questioning of Russell took place. Russell filed a motion to quash the indictment on this ground. The motion was denied. Russell appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Stewart, J.)
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