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United States v. Ash
United States Supreme Court
413 U.S. 300 (1973)
Charles J. Ash and another man (defendants) were suspected of robbing a bank. Before Ash was formally charged, police conducted a photo lineup. Four witnesses identified Ash, and Ash was indicted. Prior to trial, the prosecutor conducted another photo lineup to find out if the witnesses would be able to identify Ash in court. Only three of the witnesses identified Ash, and none identified Ash’s co-defendant.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Blackmun, J.)
Concurrence (Stewart, J.)
Dissent (Brennan, J.)
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