Mapp v. Ohio

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Stewart
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Harlan
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

367 U.S. 643

Mapp v. Ohio

APPEAL FROM THE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO

No. 236 Argued: March 29, 1961 --- Decided: June 19, 1961

All evidence obtained by searches and seizures in violation of the Federal Constitution is inadmissible in a criminal trial in a state court. Wolf v. Colorado, 338 U.S. 25, overruled insofar as it holds to the contrary. Pp. 643-660.

170 Ohio St. 427, 166 N.E.2d 387, reversed.


A. L. Kearns argued the cause for appellant. With him on the brief was Walter L. Greene.

Gertrude Bauer Mahon argued the cause for appellee. With her on the brief was John T. Corrigan.

Bernard A. Berkman argued the cause for the American Civil Liberties Union et al., as amici curiae, urging reversal. With him on the brief was Rowland Watts.

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