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Rea v. United States (1956)

  • 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 Rea v. United States, 350 U.S. 214 (1956), the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5–4 decision, overturned two lower federal courts and enjoined a federal agent from testifying in a state trial about evidence that he had seized in violation ...

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