No. 78-777.

445 U.S. 463 (1980)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 25, 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, Assistant Attorney General Heymann, Richard A. Allen, and Frank J. Marine.

W. Gary Kohlman argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was Silas J. Wasserstrom.*

MR. JUSTICE BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court, except as to Part II-D.

We are called upon to decide whether in the circumstances of this case an in-court identification of the accused by the victim of a crime should be suppressed as the fruit of the defendant's unlawful arrest.


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