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...
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