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. ...

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 ...