Hoffa v. United States 385 U.S. 293 (1966)

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HOFFA v. UNITED STATES 385 U.S. 293 (1966)

Information received from a secret government informer and used to obtain a conviction of James Hoffa, the Teamsters' union leader, did not constitute an illegal search, because the informer was an invited guest; did not violate the right against self-incrimination, because compulsion was absent; and did not abridge the right to counsel, because the information did not breach the confidential relationship between petitioner and counsel. Hoffa's conviction for jury bribery was sustained.

Leonard W. Levy

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