Mapp v. Ohio
Argued: March 29,1961--Decided: June 19,1961 (Cause No. 236)
2) Was the defendant's 4th amendment violated?
Arguments from both sides
- She was deprived from her 4th amendment which prohibits unreasonable search and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrant based on probable cause as determined by a neutral judge or magistrate and also her 14th admendment which mentiones the equal protection of the laws for everyone.
-The defendant argued that the police illegally obtained evidence because they did'nt have a valid warrant.
-They filed a motion to suppress which request for the judge's permission to rule whether or not the evidence should be permitted during trial due to the exclusionary rule which states, evidence that was obtained illegaly shall not be heard before the court.
Plaintiff (The State of Ohio)
- Under state statue she was committing a felony by, "knowingly having in her possession obscure literature."