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

    U.S. Supreme Court

    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. [439 U.S. 280, 281]  

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