Mapp v. Ohio

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Mapp v. Ohio
by the Supreme Court of the United States
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Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961), was a landmark case in the area of U.S. criminal procedure, in which the United States Supreme Court decided that evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment protection against "unreasonable searches and seizures" must be excluded from criminal prosecutions in state courts, as well as federal courts.Excerpted from Mapp v. Ohio on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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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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