Some legal trouble with TOR in France
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Mon May 15 22:30:22 UTC 2006
On 5/15/06, Mike Perry <mikepery at fscked.org> wrote:
> Thus spake Ringo Kamens (2600denver at gmail.com):
> > Also, they can put you on grand jury and give you obstruction of justice for
> > refusing to talk.
> According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_jury):
> "In all U.S. jurisdictions retaining the grand jury, the defendant has
> the right under the Fifth Amendment not to give self-incriminating
> testimony. [....]"
OK, that covers the defendant, but what if the person in question is
not a defendant?
Unfortunately, the First Amendment does not seem to apply to
questioning by a court (or Congress, for that matter). The Fifth
Amendment protects you from being a witness against yourself, but it
doesn't protect you from being a witness against someone else.
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