One of the most critical areas of the courts' inquisitorial power involves organizational documents—books and records of the business, social, and political combines so much a part of the modern American scene. The development of the "organization man," and the diverse associations to which he belongs, has focused government attention—and regulation—upon the activities of large numbers of combinations, associations, and organizations. Perhaps it is pertinent to ask what areas of organization activity remain immune from the government subpoena. When may an officer or member rely upon the privileges he could assert with regard to his private affairs?
William H. Fraser,
The Privilege Against Self-Incrimination as Applied to Custodians of Organizational Records,
33 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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