V. Ohio : Illegal Search And Seizure

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Mapp v. Ohio Webster,

Mapp v. Ohio: Illegal Search and Seizure

Sara Webster

Liberty High

Liberty High School


Mapp v. Ohio was a historical case in which the United States Supreme Court declared that all evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment, could not be held against you in court ("Landmark Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court," 2015). The exclusionary rule and selective incorporation were applied to this case. The ?exclusionary rule? which prevents the government from using most evidence gathered in violation of the United States Constitution along with selective incorporation which is how the rights out lined in the Constitution apply to the states and the courts must acknowledge these rights. (The Definition of Selective Incorporation, 2015). This case was also significant due to the fact that the decision would open up the court to a number of difficult cases concerning how to apply the exclusionary rule.
On May 23, 1957, Ohio state police came to the home of Dollree Mapp after receiving an anonymous tip that Virgil Ogletree, who was wanted for questioning in the bombing of a rival?s house three days, earlier had been staying in her Cleveland home. When the Ohio police showed up to check out the house they knocked expecting Mapp to answer, instead she made the right decision on insisting to call her lawyer before letting the police in. Her attorney advised her to ask whether the police had a search warrant. Mapp 's attorney

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