U.S. Supreme Court
Russo v. United States, 404 U.S. 1209 (1971)
Russo v. United States
Decided August 16, 1971
404 U.S. 1209
Where the United States Attorney represented that no wiretaps had been used in the case being investigated by the grand jury, and where the applicant grand jury witness presented no evidence or probable cause for believing that his wires or the wires of others had been tapped or his privacy otherwise invaded, applicant's civil contempt sentence for refusal to answer questions propounded by the grand jury would not be stayed pending a petition for a writ of certiorari where the sole ground for the refusal was the allegation that wiretaps had been used.