Haner v. United States
440 U.S. 1308 (1979)

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Haner v. United States, 440 U.S. 1308 (1979)

Haner v. United States

No. A-864 (78-6468)

Decided April 6, 1979

440 U.S. 1308

Syllabus

An application for stay, pending consideration of a petition for certiorari, of the Court of Appeals' order committing applicant, the president of a corporation under investigation by a federal grand jury for involvement in an allegedly fraudulent funding scheme, for civil contempt for refusing on the basis of his privilege against self-incrimination to answer questions before the grand jury regarding records maintained by the corporation, is denied where the inquiry was of a very general nature -- a description of the type of records kept by the corporation.

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