CASE: Did the Police Actions Shock the Conscious?
Rochin v. California
342 U.S. 165 (1952)
History: Rochin was found w/ two morphine capsules. He appealed the evidence
it didnt got through.
Facts: Deputies had info he was selling narcotics, so went to h
Constitutional Democracy: Neither a single dictator or majority has power over us as
individuals. (Protects for liberty, privacy, and dignity) Keeps fairness within the
Code of Criminal Procedure: Give govt power
Cases and Doctrines
Brown v. Mississippi and Coerced Confessions:
1936 Brown v. Mississippi A sheriff and other white men came to Yank Ellingtons
house and dragged him over to a dead white mans house. Then they accussed
Ellington of murdering the white m
Criminal Procedure and the Constitution
Constitutionalism: the core of the idea is that constitutions adopted by the whole people
are a higher form of law than ordinary laws passed by legislatures. Constitutions are
forever and ordinary laws are for now.
Appellate court cases: lower court has already taken some action in this case
and one of the parties has asked a higher court to review the lower courts
They do this b/c of possible errors that might have occurred during trial.
Search and Seizures
Protect officers from armed suspects
Protect the property of detained suspects from loss or damage.
Protect officials from lawsuits
Detect drugs use among students and public employees
Katz v. U.S;
1. Acting on a suspicion that Katz was transmitting gambling information over
the phone to clients in other states, Federal agents attached an eavesdropping
device to the outside of a public phone booth used by Katz. Based on
recordings of hi