The supreme court dramatically changed fourth amendment jurisprudence when it handed down its decision in weeks v united states 232 us 383 1914 weeks involved the appeal of a defendant who had been convicted based on evidence that had been seized by a federal agent without a warrant or other constitutional justification the supreme . Aj004 chapter 4 study the federal fourth amendment exclusionary rule is viewed by a majority of the us supreme court as a judicially created rule the first exclusionary rule case involving searches and seizures was mapp vs ohio the us supreme court made the fourth amendment exclusionary rule binding in all federal court cases in . The supreme court has candidly admitted that the debate within the court about the exclusionary rule has always been a warm one and the evolution of the exclusionary rule has been marked by sharp divisions in the court 1 the exclusionary rule for violations of the fourth amendment clearly adopted in 1914 for federal prosecutions in. The supreme court rejected incorporating the exclusionary rule by way of the fourteenth amendment in wolf v colorado 1949 158 but wolf was explicitly overruled in mapp v ohio 1961 31 making the fourth amendment including the exclusionary rule applicable in state proceedings
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