Watkins v. United States (354 U.S. 178)
|Watkins v. United States (354 U.S. 178)
|Supreme Court of the United States after John Watkins was convicted under , 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.Watkins v. United States, 354 U.S. 178 (1957), was a case brought to the|
United States Supreme Court
WATKINS v. UNITED STATES (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.