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Mackey v. United States (1971)

  • 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

In Mackey v. United States, 401 U.S. 667 (1971), the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a decision by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and refused to retroactively apply its decisions in Marchetti v. United States (1968) and Grosso v. United States (1968), which had ...

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