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United States Supreme Court


No. 91-1521

Argued: Decided: November 30, 1992

Order granting certiorari vacated, and certiorari dismissed. Reported below: 592 A.2d 985.

Deputy Solicitor General Roberts argued the cause for the United States. On the briefs were Solicitor General Starr, Assistant Attorney General Mueller, Deputy Solicitor General Bryson, Robert A. Long, Jr., and Nina Goodman.

Joseph R. Conte argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent. *  

[ Footnote * ] John Payton, Charles L. Reischel, Lutz Alexander Prager, and Edward E. Schwab filed a brief for the District of Columbia as amicus curiae urging reversal.

David A. Reiser filed a brief for the Public Defender Service et al. as amici curiae urging affirmance.

Thomas J. Charron, Bernard J. Farber, Fred E. Inbau, Wayne W. Schmidt, and James P. Manak filed a brief for Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, Inc., et al. as amici curiae.


The Court is advised that the respondent died in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 1993. The Court's order granting the writ of certiorari, see 504 U.S. 908 (1992), therefore is vacated, and the petition for certiorari is dismissed. See Mintzes v. Buchanon, 471 U.S. 154 (1985).

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