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Shapiro v. United States

335 U.S. 1 (1948)

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Shapiro v. United States

United States Supreme Court

335 U.S. 1 (1948)

Facts

Shapiro (defendant) was a wholesaler of fruit and produce. The Emergency Price Control Act required Shapiro to keep certain records that were subject to inspection by the Price Administrator (Administrator) (plaintiff). On September 29, 1944, the Administrator served Shapiro with a subpoena duces tecum and ad testificandum requiring Shapiro to appear before the Office of Price Administration and produce sales records. Shapiro appeared and produced the records, but sought immunity from prosecution as to any information obtained from the records. Shapiro was convicted of violating the Act. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court granted certiorari.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Vinson, C.J.)

Dissent (Frankfurter, J.)

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