Mills v. LouisianaAnnotate this Case
360 U.S. 230 (1959)
U.S. Supreme Court
Mills v. Louisiana, 360 U.S. 230 (1959)
Mills v. Louisiana
Argued April 22, 1959
Decided June 8, 1959
360 U.S. 230
Refusing an offer of full immunity from state prosecution and claiming the federal privilege against self-incrimination, petitioners were convicted of contempt in a state court for refusing to answer before a state grand jury questions the answers to which they claimed would expose them to federal prosecution for violation of the income tax laws. There was evidence of close cooperation between state and federal authorities.
Held: the judgments are affirmed on the authority of Knapp v. Schweitzer,357 U. S. 371.