Zicarelli v. The New Jersey State Commission of Investigation
Significance, The Supreme Court Ruling, The Issue Of Immunity, Vagueness Of The Statute
Joseph Arthur Zicarelli
The New Jersey State Commission of Investigation
That a state commission's requirement that Zicarelli answer questions under a grant of immunity from prosecution was inconsistent with his constitutional rights under the Fifth Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Michael A. Querques
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Andrew F. Phelan
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (writing for the Court), Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall (William J. Brennan, Jr., and William H. Rehnquist did not participate)
Date of Decision
22 May 1972
The Commission could compel Zicarelli to answer questions under a grant of immunity without violating his constitutional rights.
- Kastigar v. United States, 406 U.S. 441 (1972)
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