No. 73-482.

417 U.S. 433 (1974)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 10, 1974.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

L. Brooks Patterson argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief was Robert C. Williams.

Kenneth M. Mogill, by appointment of the Court, 415 U.S. 909, argued the cause pro hac vice and filed a brief for respondent.

Edward R. Korman argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae urging reversal. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Bork, Assistant Attorney General Petersen, Deputy Solicitor General Frey, and Jerome M. Feit.

Roman S. Gribbs argued the cause and filed a brief for the Detroit Bar Assn. as amicus curiae urging affirmance.*

MR. JUSTICE REHNQUIST delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case presents the question whether the testimony of a witness in respondent's state court trial for rape must be excluded simply because police had learned the identity of the witness by questioning respondent at a time when he was in custody as a suspect, but had not been advised that counsel would be appointed for him if he was indigent. The questioning took...

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