TITLE

"I DECLINE TO ANSWER ... "

AUTHOR(S)
Grossman, Eugene
PUB. DATE
June 1952
SOURCE
New Republic;6/9/52, Vol. 126 Issue 23, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights that the privilege against self-incrimination granted by the U.S. constitution, is being persistently invoked in hearings before Congressional committees so as to avoid answering crucial inquiries. This ingrained attachment to the right of privacy becomes even more pronounced when it is the House Committee on Un-American Activities that seeks to pierce the veil of privacy. From the very beginning the Committee refused to recognize that any affiliation or association with the Communist Party could be other than, one growing Out of agreement with its assumed purpose to overthrow by force and violence the government of the U.S. at the instigation of the Soviet Union.
ACCESSION #
14460273

 

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