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United States v. Balsys
United States Supreme Court
524 U.S. 666 (1998)
The Department of Justice issued a subpoena to Aloyzas Balsys (defendant), seeking information about his wartime conduct during World War II. Balsys asserted the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination, claiming that his responses could subject him to criminal prosecution in Lithuania, Israel, and Germany. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the privilege against self-incrimination did not apply to foreign prosecutions. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Souter, J.)
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