Mapp v. Ohio
367 U.S. 643 (1961)

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Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961)

Mapp v. Ohio

No. 236

Argued March 29, 1961

Decided June 19, 1961

367 U.S. 643


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.

Primary Holding
The prosecution is not allowed to present evidence that law enforcement secured during a search that was unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment.

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