No. 78-756.

448 U.S. 56 (1980)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 25, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John E. Shoop argued the cause and filed a brief for petitioner.

Marvin R. Plasco argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.*

MR. JUSTICE BLACKMUN delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case presents issues concerning the constitutional propriety of the introduction in evidence of the preliminary hearing testimony of a witness not produced at the defendant's subsequent state criminal trial.


Local police arrested respondent, Herschel Roberts, on January 7, 1975, in Lake County, Ohio. Roberts was charged with forgery of a check...

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