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Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial Dist. Court of Nevada

United States Supreme Court
542 U.S. 177 (2004)


Facts

Larry Dudley Hiibel (defendant) repeatedly refused to identify himself to a police officer investigating a reported assault. The officer arrested Hiibel and charged him with obstructing a police officer from performing his duty in violation of Nevada law. Hiibel was found guilty in the Justice Court of Union Township and fined $250.

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