ASHFORD CRJ 201 Week 2 Constitutional Policingin Criminal Justice by jacob
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CRJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice
25 Mar. 13
Weeks v. United States
Weeks v. United States, was a case that set forth the exlusionary rule which barred admission of illegally obtained information evidence in federal prosecutions. It was a landmark decision when the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that illegal seizure of items from weeks private residence violated his constitutional rights, as well as the Fourth Amendment.
The main issues in this case is "Did the warrantless search of Weeks's house by a federal officer violate his constitutional rights? Could Weeks's property, taken in a warrantless search, be kept by the government and used against Weeks in court?"
The opinion of the court was delievered by Justice Day: In which the...