Unformatted text preview: Conclusion The Court brushed aside the First Amendment issue and declared that "all evidence obtained by searches and seizures in violation of the Constitution is, by [the Fourth Amendment], inadmissible in a state court." Mapp had been convicted on the basis of illegally obtained evidence. This was an historic -- and controversial -- decision. It placed the requirement of excluding illegally obtained evidence from court at all levels of the government. The decision launched the Court on a troubled course of determining how and when to apply the exclusionary rule....
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- Spring '09
- Supreme Court of the United States, Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Mapp v. Ohio, illegally obtained evidence