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Constitutional Law Keyed to Barnett
Mapp v. Ohio
Citation:367 U.S. 643 (1961)
Police officers arrived at the residence of Dollree Mapp and when she did not come to the door, forced entry. After her attorney arrived, the police officers would not allow him to see his client or enter the house. Mapp demanded to see the search warrant, grabbed it, and attempted to hide it on her person. A scuffle ensued, and she was arrested, and officers searched her things. Mapp was convicted of possession “lewd and lascivious books, pictures, and photographs,” that were seized from Mapp’s home by police in violation of her Fourth Amendment rights. The State argued that even though the search was unlawful, the prosecution was not prevented from using the evidence at trial.
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