Hendricks v. United States,
223 U.S. 178 (1912)

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Hendricks v. United States, 223 U.S. 178 (1912)

Hendricks v. United States

No. 164

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

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Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, are stated in the opinion.

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