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State v. Bueren

Decided: May 12, 1951.

THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, PLAINTIFF,
v.
JOHN VAN BUEREN, DEFENDANT



On rule to show cause why the witness should not be compelled to answer certain questions propounded to him before the grand jury.

Tenenbaum, J.c.c.

Tenenbaum

On April 26, 1951, in response to a subpoena, the defendant, John Van Bueren, appeared before the grand jury of Cape May County, and upon being sworn by the foreman of the grand jury, the following questions were asked the witness:

(1) Are you aware of the business engaged in by Mr. Thurtle?

(2) Have you consulted an attorney?

(3) Is your attorney from Wildwood, New Jersey?

(4) Have you ever seen Mr. Thurtle taking a bet?

(5) Have you ever placed a bet with Mr. Thurtle?

(6) Have you ever placed a bet with anyone?

(7) When did you consult an attorney?

All of which he refused to answer on the ground that "it will tend to incriminate and degrade me."

The State seeks an order to compel the defendant to again appear before the grand jury and answer those ...


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