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United States v. White
United States Supreme Court
401 U.S. 745 (1971)
White (defendant) was convicted on two charges involving illegal narcotics. At trial, over White’s objections, government agents were permitted to testify to conversations White had had with a government informant. The government agents had overheard these conversations through a wire-tap the informant had been wearing, allowing them to hear every word in real time. The court of appeals reversed the conviction holding that the testimony was inadmissible at trial.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (White, J.)
Dissent (Douglas, J.)
Dissent (Harlan, J.)
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