Wolf v. Colorado (1949) is a case in which the U.S. Supreme Court incorporated, or made applicable to the states, the protection of the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure. The case began when a Colorado physician, Julius A. Wolf, was thought to be providing abortions illegally. However, the police were unable to gather conclusive evidence of the alleged activity. Therefore, local police, in an effort to find the evidence necessary to arrest and convict Dr. Wolf, absconded with his appointment book. After investigating the names in ...

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