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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 23, 2011 David J. Saliba Attorney at Law If you are a witness to a crime and a Massachusetts Judge grants you immunity for your testimony, can you later be charged with a crime by the U.S. or another state from the information derived from the immunized testimony? Janet Vaccari & another,  petitioners. 1Deana Pistone. SJC-10914 SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT OF MASSACHUSETTS September 8, 2011, Argued * October 13, 2011, Decided The Supreme Judicial Court Said: We agree. The United States Supreme Court has made clear that a witness who is compelled to testify in a State court pursuant to a valid immunity order is- sued under the laws of that State is entitled to the full protection against self-in- crimination provided by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution in other courts. It is true that the Fifth Amendment's privilege against self-in- crimination provides use and derivative use immu- nity. 5 Contrary to the witnesses' claim, with respect to any possible Federal prosecu- tion, they must and will re- ceive full protection against the use of any compelled tes- timony or the fruits of any such testimony. And as this court has previously indi- cated, the same holds true in connection with any pros- ecution in another state. The Immuned Testimony must be truthful if not you can be tried for perjury. An immunized witness has no right to immunity for prosecution for perjury com- mitted while she is testify- ing pursuant to the immu- nity order. This case says if you are testifying with immunity you cannot be charged by the feds or another state. News Briefs (Continued from Page I) Please Return Our Drone President Obama said the U.S. government has re- quested that Iran return our downed spy plane. When asked whether the downing compromised our national security, the answer was no comment. Obama said, "We have asked for it back. We'll see how the Iranians re- spond." What makes him think the drone is still in Iran? He might want to write another letter in Chinese this time, ell. Bill of Rights Day? We all know when the Dec- laration of Independence was signed. It is a national holiday every July 4% How- ever, most Americans have no idea that December 15 in 1791 was the date that our Bill of Rights was born. Without our Constitution and its Bill of Rights, July 4, 1776 would have been a meaningless date. For American citizens, the Bill of Rights protecting us from our government is far more important than breaking away from King George III. It is time for all of us to remember how important the Bill of Rights is to every single one of us. We are a free people not because we broke away from Britain; we are a free people because our Bill of Rights says so. Government didn't give us any rights that all of us didn't already have by virtue of our births. We had these rights before December 15, before July 4 th and before Paul Revere took that historic ride back on that night in 1775 . Poor Keating: Is He Going Coastal or Back to Sharon? When the redistricting map for US Congress went public with one less House seat, US Rep. Bill Keating thought about running against US Rep. Stephen Lynch since BOTH Quincy and Weymouth were added to Lynch's district or should he take a good look at the newly created 9 th district which included the South Shore starting with Hing- ham, also New Bedford and al.l of the Cape and the Islands. He chose this new district. However, with the news that Barney Frank won't seek re-election in his 4 th district, Keating could have just gone home to Sharon now to be in the 4 th district. Oh, and it is rumored Joseph P. Ken- nedy Ill wants to run for a House seat and Barney's 4  doesn't seem to do. 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