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Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 19681 attempts to regulate the use of electronic surveillance and wiretap within fourth amendment guidelines developed by the judiciary. If evidence has been obtained in violation of the Act, the Act prohibits its introduction into judicial, legislative, and administrative proceedings. As recent courts of appeals cases indicate, however, one primary question has arisen concerning the operation of this exclusionary rule in the specific context of a grand jury proceeding: May a grand jury witness challenge the admissibility of evidence obtained in violation of the Crime Control Act?

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