Watkins v. United States (354 U.S. 178)

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Watkins v. United States (354 U.S. 178)
by the Supreme Court of the United States
Watkins v. United States, 354 U.S. 178 (1957), was a case brought to the Supreme Court of the United States after John Watkins was convicted under 2 U.S.C. 192, for failing to answer questions while posed as a witness relating to people he may have known to be communist. Under a committee of the House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities, Watkins stated he did not wish to answer these questions, as they were outside of the scope he had been called upon, and of the committee. — Excerpted from Watkins v. United States on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

354 U.S. 178


 Argued: March 7, 1957. --- Decided: June 17, 1957

[Syllabus from pages 178-181 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., Washington, D.C., for petitioner.

Sol. Gen. J. Lee Rankin, Washington, D.C., for respondent.

Mr. Chief Justice WARREN delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).