Mapp v. Ohio 367 U.S. 643 (1961) Facts: The Cleveland police received an anonymous tip that a suspected bomber was being harbored in Dollree Mapp’s home. After the police arrived at the house without a warrant, Mrs. Mapp refused entry to the house. Eventually, the police decided to break in and attempted to pass off a fake warrant. Mrs. Mapp and her daughter were handcuffed while police searched the house. During the search, police found obscene books in a trunk belonging to an old roommate. Mrs. Mapp was tried and convicted for possessing the books. At trial, no search warrant was ever produced. After the conviction, Mrs. Mapp appealed directly to the Supreme Court of Ohio. Mapp’s argument was that her 4 th amendment rights were violated and the evidence should not be admissible because of the illegal search. The Supreme Court of Ohio affirmed Mrs. Mapp’s conviction. Mrs. Mapp appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Issue:
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