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255. Compelling Specific Handwriting

An accused or subpoenaed person may be compelled to duplicate specific language. United States v. Doe, 405 F.2d 436, 438 (2d Cir. 1968). It is within the court's power to direct a person to provide a handwriting sample of other than normal writing, as by requiring the individual to provide writing with a backhand or backward slant. Matter of Special Federal Grand Jury, 809 F.2d 1023 (3d Cir. 1987).

Updated January 22, 2020