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Chapman, In Re (1897)

  • By: John R. Vile
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

In re Chapman, 166 U.S. 661 (1897), is a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld Elverton R. Chapman's conviction for contempt by the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, sitting as a criminal court. Chapman had refused to testify before ...

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