Summary: The Case Of Freemont Weeks V. United States

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In the case of Weeks v. United States on December 21, 1911 in Kansas City, Missouri Freemont Weeks was arrested at his job on suspicion of transporting lottery tickets through the mail, meanwhile officers were entering into his residence without his permission or a warrant. Weeks took this case to trail to petition for the return of his private possessions. If the court decides to not return his property he could be convicted of transporting lottery tickets through the mail which is illegal in Missouri. But this is a violation of his 4th Amendment rights if the court decides to use the evidence they was seized illegally. I believe that the papers should be given back to Weeks because he was unaware that they were stolen if the police had …show more content…

The U.S. Government argues that even though his 4th Amendment was violated they need those papers to prosecute Mr. Weeks. I totally disagree if they wanted to prosecute him then they should have gone about things the right way, in my opinion they did not have enough evidence against him therefore they had to break into his house like a thief and take what they wanted the constitution was written for a reason to protect the rights of citizens of the United States, but if a person commits a crime he needs to be punished. In December of 1913 the case was ruled in favor of Weeks which it should have been if law enforcement wants to be treated with respect then they have to treat people with respect instead of criminals until it is proven otherwise. This case established clear limitations on the freedom of speech and individual’s rights. Evidence in any case needs to be obtained in a favorable way not by deception because law enforcement feels that is the right thing to do. Where do we draw the line, boundaries has to be set and rules and regulations has to be followed because if not individuals who are guilty will be set free and not be held accountable for their actions.(Chief Justice: Edward White) …show more content…

Supreme Court in 1967 because his felt that his 4th amendment rights were violated. This case later because known as the “stop and frisk” it’s a clash between the 4th Amendments. In my opinion I felt like McFadden had to right to search all three men because they were looking like they were up to no good so he did the right thing. What if the men would have pulled out their guns and started shooting and there was other people around. In June 1968 the United States Supreme Court affirmed that the conviction allows police officers to interrogate and frisk suspicious individuals.(Chief Justice Warren) Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1

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