Justices Told 5th Amendment Shields Foreign Account

Law360, Philadelphia (October 26, 2015, 2:55 PM EDT) -- A married couple have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court a Third Circuit decision forcing them to turn over their foreign bank account records to the Internal Revenue Service after the court ruled the pair can't shield themselves by asserting their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

In a petition filed earlier this month, Eli and Renee Chabot asked the Supreme Court to consider the decision made in July by a Third Circuit panel, which cited an exception to the Fifth Amendment privilege for records that are required to be maintained by law.

"At stake in this case is the degree to which...

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