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MASSACHUSETTS v. WHITE, 439 U.S. 280 (1978)

439 U.S. 280

MASSACHUSETTS v. WHITE
CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT OF MASSACHUSETTS

No. 77-1388.

Argued November 28, 1978
Decided December 11, 1978

___ Mass. ___, 371 N. E. 2d 777, affirmed by an equally divided Court

Barbara A. H. Smith, Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts, argued the cause for petitioner. With her on the briefs were Francis X. Bellotti, Attorney General, and Stephen R. Delinsky, Assistant Attorney General.

Robert S. Cohen argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.*

[Footnote *] Fred E. Inbau, Wayne W. Schmidt, Robert Smith, and James P. Costello filed a brief for Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, Inc., as amicus curiae urging reversal.

PER CURIAM.

The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.

MR. JUSTICE POWELL took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.

Page 439 U.S. 280, 281


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