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Burdeau v. McDowell (1921)

  • By: John R. Vile
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

Burdeau v. McDowell, 256 U.S. 465 (1921), is a U.S. Supreme Court decision that, while affirming the inadmissibility of evidence that the government has seized illegally, permitted the admissibility of evidence that someone else had stolen.

Joseph A. Burdeau, a special assistant ...

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