Dollree Mapp Case Summary

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Year: Ended 1961 How the Case Arrived to Supreme Court: Dollree Mapp was a female employee in an illegal corporation run by a Cleveland kingpin Shon Birns. The police were informed of a possible possession of illegal material in relation to her place of work within her residence. The police thoroughly searched the property and discovered the illegal material along with the fact that she was allowing Shon refuge in her basement. However, they did so without a warrant. Dollree was sentenced one to seven years in prison. Mapp appealed her case to the Supreme Court stating the evidence that sentenced her was not found with probable cause. Constitutional Issue at Stake: The ideals of the fourth amendment were at stake in this issue, it’s purpose
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