Criminal Law rules

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Manson v. Brathwaite, 432 US 98, 106 (1977)A perpetrator identification procedure that is suggestive does not violate due process so long as the identification possesses sufficient aspects of reliability, but a procedure that is so highly suggestive as to be unreliable is not admissible.
State v. Seely, 510 P. 2d 115 (Kan Supreme Ct 1973)An accused is entitled to instructions on his theory of defense if that theory is supported by any evidence whatsoever. This would include evidence of voluntary intoxication if relevant to the defendant's mental state as an element of the offense.
Indianapolis v. Edmond, 531 US 32 (2000)Fourth Amendment intrusions undertaken pursuant to a general scheme without individualized suspicion are invalid if the scheme as a whole pursues primarily general crime control purposes, however, it is constitutionally permissible for the police to set up a roadblock on a particular route the suspect is likely to use to flee a particular crime scene.
Burch v. Louisiana, 441 US 130 (1979)The Constitution does not require 12-person juries but does require unanimity when a 6-person jury is used.
Crist v. Bretz, 437 U.S. 28 (1978)Jeopardy attaches prior to judgment (whether on conviction or acquittal) in a jury trial when the jury is sworn, and in a bench trial when the court begins to hear evidence.

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