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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Lee
United States v. Wade
Citation:388 U.S. 218 (1967)
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Wade (Respondent) was indicted for bank robbery, and counsel was appointed for him. Post-indictment, an FBI agent, without notifying Wade’s counsel, arranged for an identification lineup for two bank employees to identify the bank robber. At trial, the bank employees were again asked to identify Wade. At the conclusion of trial, Wade moved for acquittal, arguing that the post-indictment lineup violated his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and his Sixth Amendment right to the assistance of counsel.
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