Supreme Court Finds That The Police Conducted An Illegal Search And Seizure

1914

Without a search warrant, the police enter a man’s home and take private documents that are then used to convict him of sending lottery tickets through the mail. In Weeks v. United States (1914) the Supreme Court unanimously rules that the police seizure of Weeks’s belongings violated his constitutional rights and that the government further violated the Fourth Amendment when it refused to return his possessions.