High Court Passes On 5th Amendment Row Over Foreign Docs

Law360, New York (November 30, 2015, 5:03 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court passed Monday on reviewing a case brought by a married couple who claimed that their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination shielded them from an obligation to turn over their foreign bank account records to the Internal Revenue Service, leaving intact a Third Circuit ruling favoring the government.

The high court justices denied certiorari to Eli and Renee Chabot's petition without explanation in a Monday order.

A Third Circuit panel had ruled in July that an exception to the Fifth Amendment privilege for records that are required to be maintained by law, which are considered public, applies in...

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