Ullmann v. United States
Significance, Court Holds That The Privilege Against Self-incrimination Only Protects Against Criminal Prosecution, Prima Facie Evidence
William Ludwig Ullmann
That the Immunity Act of 1954, making it a criminal offense to refuse to testify about matters of national security, violates the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Leonard B. Boudin
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Charles F. Barber
Justices for the Court
Harold Burton, Tom C. Clark, Felix Frankfurter (writing for the Court), John Marshall Harlan II, Sherman Minton, Stanley Forman Reed, Earl Warren
Hugo Lafayette Black, William O. Douglas
Date of Decision
26 March 1956
The Supreme Court upheld the Immunity Act.
- Twining v. New Jersey, 211 U.S. 78 (1908).
- Slochower v. Board of Higher Education of New York City, 350 U.S. 551 (1956).
- Kastigar v. United States, 406 U.S. 441 (1972).
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