Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Harvey M. Grossman argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief was Clore Warne.
Assistant Attorney General Wilkey argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Rankin, Beatrice Rosenberg and Eugene L. Grimm.
A. L. Wirin filed a brief for the American Civil Liberties Union et al., as amici curiae, urging reversal.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE STEWART delivered the opinion of the Court.
An indictment filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California charged the petitioner with unlawful receipt and concealment of narcotics in violation of 21 U. S. C. § 174. Before trial the petitioner made a motion to suppress for use as evidence a package of heroin which, so a California court had found, Los Angeles police officers had obtained from the petitioner in an unconstitutional...
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