Slochower v. Board of Education of New York
Significance, Court Upholds Privilege Against Self-incrimination And Reinstates Professor, The Fifth Amendment
Board of Higher Education of the city of New York
That a provision of the city's charter prohibiting the use by employees of the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination violated his due process rights.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Ephraim S. London
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Daniel T. Scannell
Justices for the Court
Tom C. Clark (writing for the Court), John Marshall Harlan II, Stanley Forman Reed, Sherman Minton, Earl Warren
Hugo Lafayette Black, Harold Burton, William O. Douglas, Felix Frankfurter
Date of Decision
9 April 1956
The Supreme Court found the provision unconstitutional.
- Adler v. Board of Education, 342 U.S. 485 (1952).
- Ullmann v. United States, 350 U.S. 422 (1956).
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