Counselman v. Hitchcock
|Counselman v. Hitchcock|
|Argued December 9–10, 1891
Decided January 11, 1892
|Full case name||Counselman v. Hitchcock|
|Citations||142 U.S. 547 (more)
12 S. Ct. 195; 35 L. Ed. 1110; 1892 U.S. LEXIS 1990; 3 A.F.T.R. (P-H) 2529
|Prior history||Appeal from the Circuit Court of the United States for the Northern District of Illinois|
|Majority||Blatchford, joined by unanimous|
Counselman v. Hitchcock, 142 U.S. 547 (1892), is a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that not incriminating an individual for testimony was not the same as not requiring them to testify at all. The court reasoned that as long as evidence arising from the compelled testimony could incriminate the individual in any way, the Fifth Amendment guarantee against self-incrimination was not satisfied. The court then passed the broader "transactional immunity" statute.
- William Cohen; John Kaplan (1981). Constitutional law: civil liberty and individual rights. Foundation Press.
- "COUNSELMAN V. HITCHCOCK, 142 U. S. 547 :: Volume 142 :: 1892 :: US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez". Supreme.justia.com. Retrieved 2010-12-05.
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