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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
United States v. Ash
Citation:413 U.S. 300 (1973)
Ash (Respondent) was charged with bank robbery. After he had been indicted, four witnesses were asked to identify his photo from a lineup. Before trial, an FBI agent and the prosecutor showed five color photographs to the four witnesses, who previously had tentatively identified a black-and-white photograph of Ash. Three of the witnesses selected the picture of Ash. Ash was not given the opportunity to consult with counsel regarding the identification procedure, and he argued that this violated his Sixth Amendment rights.
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