McGuire v. United States
273 U.S. 95 (1927)

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McGuire v. United States, 273 U.S. 95 (1927)

McGuire v. United States

No. 85

Argued November 24, 1926

Decided January 3, 1927

273 U.S. 95

Syllabus

Samples of intoxicating liquor constituting part of a quantity seized by federal officers under a valid search warrant may, consistently with the Fourth and Fifth Amendment, be used as evidence against the occupant of the premises in a prosecution under the Prohibition Act even though, when they made the seizure, the officers unlawfully destroyed the remainder of the liquor, and even assuming that, by so doing, they became civilly liable as trespasser ab initio. P. 273 U. S. 97.

Answer to questions propounded by the circuit court of appeals, 6 F.2d 276, upon review of a conviction of McGuire in the district court for a violation of the Prohibition Act. 300 F. 98.

Page 273 U. S. 96

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