Albertson v. Subversive Activities Control Board, 382 U.S. 70 (1965), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on November 15, 1965 that persons believed to be members of the Communist Party of the United States of America could not be required to register as party members with the Subversive Activities Control Board because that would violate their self-incrimination rights under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
United States Supreme Court
382 U.S. 70
ALBERTSON et al. v. SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES CONTROL BOARD.
No. 3. Argued: October 18, 1965. --- Decided: November 15, 1965.
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John J. Abt, New York City, for petitioners.
Kevin T. Maroney, Washington, D.C., for respondent.
Mr. Justice BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court.
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