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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Lee
James v. Illinois
Citation:493 U.S. 307 (1990)
James (Petitioner) was being investigated for a shooting that occurred while eight young boys were returning home from a party. James made statements to police officers about the color of his hair, which he dyed the day after the shooting from reddish to black. At trial, other members of the group of boys made statements about James and identified him based on his current and previous hair colors. He moved to suppress the statements about his hair, arguing that they were obtained unconstitutionally because he had been arrested without a warrant.
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