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Supreme Court Case Presentation By Nicholas Childers
Search and Seizure Looking through personal property to find evidence of a crime or tort.
Wolf v. Colorado Julius Wolf (the “petitioner”) was convicted by a State court of conspiring to commit abortions based upon evidence allegedly obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment’s search and seizure clause.
Wolf v. Colorado Decision Majority Opinion Any evidence found in violation of the 4 th Amendment was not usable in the court. Exclusionary Rule- any evidence found by violating your constitutional right is excluded and any evidence it leads to is also excluded -the fruit of the poisonous tree
Wolf v. Colorado “the Weeks exclusionary rule is a federal court construct that is not found implicitly in the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution nor is a law promulgated by Congress.”
New Jersey v. TLO The Vice-principal of the school searched a student and found evidence that she was dealing Marijuana. VP caught two students smoking and searched one of them and found cigarette paper, Marijuana, a pipe, many one dollar bills, and a list of people who owed her money.
New Jersey v. TLO Decision Majority Opinion 4 th Amendment right was not violated School officials do not need a warrant to search students within their authority.
New Jersey v. TLO “The majority observed “[i]t is now beyond dispute that “the Federal Constitution, by virtue of the Fourteenth Amendment, prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures by state officers… but does not need a warrant to search a student under their authority”