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             Admissibility of the Tapes and Transcripts                               
             From the Electronic Surveillance of Heller's Cafe                        
                  At trial, respondent sought to introduce into                       
             evidence the tape recordings and transcripts of                          
             conversations that were intercepted during the electronic                
             surveillance of Heller's Cafe, described above.                          
             Petitioners object to the tape recordings and transcripts                
             of the intercepted conversations and to certain other                    
             evidence that they claim was derived from the intercepted                
             conversations, consisting of the testimony of various                    
             Government agents about the search conducted at Heller's                 
             Cafe on December 17, 1986.  We refer to all of the evidence              
             that is the subject of petitioners' objection as "the                    
             intercepted communications".                                             
                  Petitioners' position is that 18 U.S.C. section 2515                
             (1970), a statutory suppression provision, enacted as part               
             of the Federal wiretapping statute, Title III of the                     
             Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Pub. L.              
             90-351, 82 Stat. 211-225, prohibits the reception of the                 
             intercepted communications into evidence in these                        
             proceedings.  Title 18 U.S.C. section 2515 provides as                   

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