No. 79-305.

446 U.S. 620 (1980)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 27, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Deputy Solicitor General Frey argued the cause for the United States. With him on the briefs were Solicitor General McCree and Assistant Attorney General Heymann.

William C. Lee argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.

MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.

The petition for certiorari filed by the United States in this criminal case presented a single question: whether evidence suppressed as the fruit of an unlawful search and seizure may nevertheless be used to impeach a defendant's false trial testimony, given in response to proper cross-examination, where the evidence does not squarely contradict the defendant's testimony on direct examination. We issued the writ...

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