Exclusionary Rule Essay Outline

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In May 1957 the Cuyahoga City Police Department received an anonymous tip via phone that Virgil Ogletree, a man wanted for questioning in reguards to the bombing of Don King’s home. The tip stated that Ogletree could be found, along with betting slips and gambling equipment ran by Edward Keeling who lived with his girlfriend, Dollree Mapp, at 14705 Milverton Rd (wikipeda.org, 2017).
Mapp, after calling her attorney, Mr. Greene, refused the officer’s request stating that if they didn’t have a warrant she would not let them in. At that point two of the officers left while the third watched from across the street. After some time several officers returned. The legal paperwork reported that seven officers were there. Mr. Greene, who
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(1914), but only the federal cases were affected. It didn’t touch the state courts until Mapp v Ohio (1961). It was because of Mapp v Ohio that Wolf v. Colorado (1949) was overturned.
The exclusionary rule is a safeguard for the deterrence of police participating in illegal search and seizures. The exclusionary rule states that any evidence obtained by illegal search and seizure or information derived from the evidence from an illegal search and seizure will be inadmissible in court.
Wolf v Colorado being overturned is an example of this. Police obtained Wolf’s appointment book with the information as to who Wolf’s patients were. The book is evidence obtained through an illegal search and seizure. The police then interrogated some of Wolf’s clients. The information derived from those interrogations, under the exclusionary rule as it is applied today, would have been inadmissible due to them being obtained through the use of illegally seized evidence.
Weeks v U.S. (1914) set the precedence for the exclusionary rule to be used in federal court cases. Mapp v Ohio (1961) set the precedence for the exclusionary rule to be used in state court cases. This ruling was retroactive for Wolf v. Colorado
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