Hendricks v. United States - 223 U.S. 178 (1912)
U.S. Supreme Court
Hendricks v. United States, 223 U.S. 178 (1912)
Hendricks v. United States
Argued January 25, 1912
Decided February 19, 1912
223 U.S. 178
The specification of the identity of a defendant and precise nature of his offense is the end, and not the beginning, of a grand jury proceeding. Hale v. Henkel, 201 U. S. 43.
An indictment for subornation of perjury committed before a grand jury inquiry into certain criminal violations of the law of the United States relating to the public lands, disposal of the same, and the unlawful fencing thereof, is not insufficient, as failing to set forth the nature and cause of the accusation, because it does not state the particular matter brought under inquiry. Markham v. United States, 160 U. S. 319.
The facts, which involve the sufficiency of an indictment for perjury and the rights of the accused under the
Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, are stated in the opinion.