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 December 18, 2015