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The Road Not Taken: Criminal Contempt Sanctions And Grand Jury Press Leaks, James W. Fox Jr. Jan 1992

The Road Not Taken: Criminal Contempt Sanctions And Grand Jury Press Leaks, James W. Fox Jr.

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

This Note examines the appropriate judicial responses to such news stories, focusing on the options available to counsel for the target of a grand jury investigation who is affected by the leaked information. Part I explains why dismissal and quashing are extremely difficult remedies to obtain, why internal investigations by the government are inadequate, and why, therefore, contempt sanctions are presently the most viable legal response to such leaks. Part II describes the general contours of both criminal and civil contempt actions and reviews specific applications of civil contempt actions in grand jury leak cases. Part III questions the functional …


Attorneys -Taxation - Unauthorized Practice Of Income Tax Law By Certified Public Accountants, Charles D. Bell S. Ed. Apr 1949

Attorneys -Taxation - Unauthorized Practice Of Income Tax Law By Certified Public Accountants, Charles D. Bell S. Ed.

Michigan Law Review

The accepted law in the United States is that laymen may not engage in the practice of law. However, the enigma of what constitutes the practice of law has plagued laymen, lawyers and the courts for many years. Attempts to find the answer have engendered intense friction between various professional groups, each arguing that its jurisdiction extends further than the other admits. The greatest animosity has developed between lawyers and certified public accountants in the dispute as to their respective functions in the income tax field.


Bankruptcy-Contempt--Presumptions-Finality Of Turnover Orders In Contempt Actions And The Presumption Of Continued Possession, T. L. Tolan, Jr. S.Ed. May 1948

Bankruptcy-Contempt--Presumptions-Finality Of Turnover Orders In Contempt Actions And The Presumption Of Continued Possession, T. L. Tolan, Jr. S.Ed.

Michigan Law Review

Problems of jurisprudence and bankruptcy are raised by Maggio v. Zeitz, a recent decision of the United States Supreme Court. The facts were these: In April, I942, the Luma Camera Service was adjudged a bankrupt. Defendant was its principal officer. The bankrupt's books showed a large and unusual merchandise shortage for November and December, 1941. Despite defendant's denial, the referee and district judge were satisfied that defendant had extracted the property from the estate before bankruptcy. But there was no evidence that defendant retained the goods or their proceeds. Relying on a presumption of continued possession, the referee ordered …


Witnesses-Privilege Against Self-Incrimination-Effect Of Incorrect Decision By Trial Judge In Compelling Answer When Privilege Asserted Jun 1943

Witnesses-Privilege Against Self-Incrimination-Effect Of Incorrect Decision By Trial Judge In Compelling Answer When Privilege Asserted

Michigan Law Review

ln a judicial proceeding, a question is asked of a witness, which question he declines to answer, claiming that the answer will tend to incriminate him. The judge orders him to answer. He does so and the answer does incriminate him. What happens?


Constitutional Law--Compelling Witness Duty From Absent Nationals Nov 1931

Constitutional Law--Compelling Witness Duty From Absent Nationals

Michigan Law Review

One Blackmer, a citizen of the United States wanted as a witness in the prosecution of Fall and Sinclair, removed to France. Primarily for the purpose of compelling him to return as a witness, Congress enacted, in 1926, the statute commonly known as the Walsh Act. This act provides that whenever the Attorney General or any assistant or district attorney acting under him desires as a witness in a criminal action a person abroad who is a "citizen of the United States or domiciled therein," a subpoena may be issued addressed to a United States consul to be served by …