Mapp v. Ohio
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Mapp v. Ohio
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Mapp v. Ohio
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 367 U.S. 643, 81 S. Ct. 1684, 6 L. Ed. 2d 1081 (1961) Brief Fact Summary. Police officers sought a bombing suspect and evidence of the bombing at the petitioner, Miss Mapp's (the "petitioner") house. After failing to gain entry on an initial visit, the officers returned with what purported to be a search warrant, forcibly entered the residence, and conducted a search in which obscene materials were discovered. The petitioner was tried and convicted for these materials. Issue. May a government official make an arrest withou ...

McCray v. Illinois
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1. EXCLUSIONARY RULE a. HISTORY OF EXCLUSIONARY RULE Weeks v. United States (1914) Facts: A federal marshal entered D's house without a warrant in violation of the Fourth Amendment, and seized papers that were admitted at D's trial for lottery crimes. Before trial the D unsuccessfully sought the return of his papers and argued that they should not be used in evidence against him. ...

Chapter 32. Variances, Special Exceptions, and Zoning Amendments
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CHAPTER 32 Variances, Special Exceptions, and Zoning Amendments Flexibility is added to zoning ordinances through variances and special exceptions, both administered by the Board of Zoning Appeals or Adjustment, and zoning amendments enacted by the municipal legislature. VARIANCES Zoning ordinances permit the board of adjustment to grant variances. A variance, if granted, allows a landowner to build on land or use the land in a manner otherwise not permitted by the zoning ordinance. The variance is an administrative order waiving application of the zoning ordinance in order to keep the ...

ZONING AND OTHER PUBLIC LAND-USE CONTROLS
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CHAPTER 10 ZONING AND OTHER PUBLIC LAND-USE CONTROLS Introductory note: This chapter is primarily about the law of zoning. However, we also consider two other types of land-use regulation: (1) regulations on subdivision; and (2) regulations protecting the environment or protecting historical structures. We also consider two problems raised by the U.S. Constitution’s “taking” clause: (1) the possibility that a land-use regulation may so interfere with an owner’s enjoyment of his property that the regulation is found to be a “taking” for which the government must pay compensation ( ...

The Objective Test and Basic Principles of Offer and Acceptance
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CHAPTER 4 The Objective Test and Basic Principles of Offer and Acceptance §4.1 INTERPRETATION AND THE OBJECTIVE TEST §4.1.1 Introduction For a contract to be formed, the parties must intend to enter a contractual relationship, and the terms of the contract are those on which they have mutually agreed. This sounds simple and straightforward, but it is complicated by the fact that the parties must communicate their intentions to each other, and this communication could be poorly expressed or incorrectly understood. Where a dispute arises between the parties over whether they entered a cont ...

Criminal Procedure Questions & Answers
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1) Zak was tried for drugs and firearms violations, based on evidence that he sold about $25,000 worth of cocaine per week in New York City and employed 50 or so street hustlers to execute these sales. Zak sought to represent himself at trial and the trial judge made a proper Faretta inquiry and obtained a proper waiver from Zak of his right to counsel. The trial judge informed Zak that she was going to appoint Belle as standby counsel for Zak. The trial judge explained, however, that Belle could only act as an advisor and could not participate in the trial directly by addressing the jury, con ...