Fifth Amendment argument prevails in Pa. wildlife case


An unusual Pennsylvania court case has shot holes in a provision in the state wildlife code, which deems it unlawful to refuse to answer or evade questions from a game officer regarding the killing of wildlife. Jack Coble, 60, fought his $150 fine for declining to answer specific questions from a game warden about who was on his farm property, based on his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. The Perry County DA sided with Coble, and the state AG and Game Commission didn’t contest the appeal. Constitution Daily and AP.