SMITH V. ILLINOIS, 390 U. S. 129 (1968)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Smith v. Illinois, 390 U.S. 129 (1968)

Smith v. Illinois

No. 158

Argued December 7, 1967

Decided January 29, 1968

390 U.S. 129


Where, on cross-examination of principal prosecution witness at petitioner's state trial for illegal sale of narcotics, the court sustained the prosecutor's objections to disclosure of witness' correct name and his address, held, petitioner was denied his Sixth Amendment right, made applicable to the States by the Fourteenth Amendment, to confront the witnesses against him. Alford v. United States, 282 U. S. 687, followed. Pp. 390 U. S. 131-133.

70 Ill.App.2d 289, 217 N.E.2d 546, reversed.

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