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Mapp v. Ohio (1961)

  • By: David L. Hudson Jr.
  • 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 Mapp v. Ohio (1961), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the exclusionary rule applied in state courts, preventing the use of materials obtained as a result of an unconstitutional search or seizure. The Court held that Cleveland police officers violated ...

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