Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Euel A. Screws, Jr., argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief was Truman Hobbs.
Teddy W. Airhart, Jr., Assistant Attorney General of Louisiana, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was Jack P. F. Gremillion, Attorney General.
H. Richard Uviller argued the cause for the National District Attorneys' Association, as amicus curiae, urging affirmance. With him on the brief was Michael Juviler. Louis J. Lefkowitz, Attorney General of New York, Samuel A. Hirshowitz, First Assistant Attorney General, Barry Mahoney and Thomas F. O'Hare, Jr., Assistant Attorneys General, H. Richard Uviller and Michael Juviler filed a supplementary memorandum on behalf of the National District Attorneys' Association, as amicus curiae.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE CLARK delivered the opinion of the Court.
In Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961), we held that the exclusion of evidence seized in violation of the search and seizure provisions of the Fourth Amendment was required of the States by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. In so doing we overruled Wolf v. Colorado, 338 U.S. 25 (1949), to the extent that...
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