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Weeks v. United States (1914)

  • 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

Weeks v. United States, 232 U.S. 384 (1914), is the first case in which the U.S. Supreme Court decided to apply the exclusionary rule as a way of enforcing Fourth Amendment guarantees against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Justice William Rufus Day wrote ...

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