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Trammel v. United States
Citation:445 U.S. 40 (1980)
On March 10, 1976, petitioner Otis Trammel was indicted with two others, Edwin Lee Roberts and Joseph Freeman, for importing heroin into the United States from Thailand and the Philippine Islands. The indictment also named six unindicted co-conspirators, including petitioner’s wife Elizabeth Ann Trammel. Petitioner moved to sever his case from that of Roberts and Freeman. He advised the court that the Government intended to call his wife as an adverse witness and asserted his claim to a privilege to prevent her from testifying against him.
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