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Hester v. United States (1924)

  • 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

Hester v. United States, 265 U.S. 57 (1924), is a Prohibition-era case in which the U.S. Supreme Court used the abandoned property and open fields doctrines to refuse to disallow the testimony of two witnesses and overturn Charlie Hester's conviction by ...

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