Tuesday, Feb. 22
United States v. Hubbell

No. 99-166

Certiorari to the D.C. Circuit. Whether the 5th Amendment protects a defendant from being indicted on tax charges after he turned over documents under statutory use immunity in a probe of allegations of payments of hush money.

For petitioner: Michael Dreeben, deputy solicitor general, Justice Department, Washington, D.C.; and Ronald Mann, Ann Arbor, Mich.

For respondent: John Nields Jr., Howrey Simon Arnold & White, Washington, D.C.

Fischer v. United States
No. 99-116

Certiorari to the 11th Circuit. Whether 18 U.S.C. �666, a statute dealing with fraud and bribery involving organizations receiving federal funds, can be invoked on the basis of Medicare payments to hospitals for services provided to Medicare patients to create jurisdiction over allegations of bribery of persons associated with a county hospital authority.

For petitioner: Mark Horwitz, Horwitz & Fussell, Orlando, Fla.

For respondent: Lisa Blatt, assistant to the solicitor general, Justice Department, Washington, D.C.

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