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Mapp v. Ohio and Search and Seizure

By December 10, 2013

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We can trace the rule that evidence found illegally is inadmissible in a court of law to the court case, Mapp v. Ohio. In this case, a woman was convicted of having obscene material which was found in an illegal search of her home. The Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren decided 6-3 that the evidence had to be thrown out and therefore all charges were dropped. Learn more about this key court case including how Boxing Promoter Don King was connected to it.

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