Mapp's Case Summary

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• In 1957 the police of Ohio received an anonymous notification that the suspect of a bombing was hiding in Dollree Mapp’s house. • The police of Ohio went to Mapps house and demanded to search the house; she denied them the access to her property and demanded a search warrant. • After the police first try to gain access to the house, they went a second time and forced their entry to the property. • Mapp requested the search warrant to which the police only showed her a piece of paper, one that she could not had access. • The Ohio police registered Mapp’s house without her consentient or the warrant, the suspect was not found anywhere in the property. Instead, they found “lewd and lascivious” material; something that was a violation of the law in the state of Ohio, because of this Mapp’s was charged and arrested. • In the trial the officers who searched Mapp’s house did not present evidence of the search warrant that they supposedly used during the search of the house. • Mapp’s was found guilty in the trial and sentenced from 1 to 7 years in jail. • The case was taken to the Supreme Court of Ohio were Mapp’s attorney claimed that the evidence…show more content…
Constitution protects the individual rights of its citizens. In this case, even if Ohio had its own laws it was shown that the supreme law has more weight in some cases than the state. Every individual citizen of the United States has the same rights, and they cannot be violated in any aspect. In the case of Mapp v Ohio the officers violated the privacy of Mapp and made a search to a private property without the proper documentation in this case the search warrant. Even if the officers did not cause any harm to any of the individuals living at the property, the evidence found should not be considered as valid to present it at a trial. The state of Ohio followed that that the Fourteenth Amendment would apply in this case, but it did not since it
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