Mapp v. Ohio in 1961 impacted the type of evidence admissible in court, according to About.com. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that evidence acquired through illegal search and seizure was not admissible evidence. Justices used the Fourth Amendment to find in favor of Mapp. In 1984, United States v. Leon restricted this ruling to exclude seizures made while the officer acted in good faith.Continue Reading
In 1957, Cleveland, Ohio, police entered the home of Dollree Mapp without a warrant or permission to search. They were looking for a bombing suspect, according to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Though the police did not find the suspect, they did find obscene pictures in Mapp’s possession that violated state law. They arrested her and subsequently convicted her for the pictures obtained during their search. Mapp appealed her case up to the U.S. Supreme Court, which found five to three in favor of Mapp. The specific questions in front of the U.S. Supreme Court also included a question on obscenity and the First Amendment, according to The Oyez Project. The Justices did not rule on the First Amendment question.
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects against unlawful search and seizure, according to Cornell University Law School. It demands a warrant with probable cause to conduct a search.Learn more about The Midwest
Some fun facts about Ohio, admitted to the union on March 1, 1803, include that it was home to eight presidents, giving it the nickname "Mother of Presidents." Additionally, the state's capital of Columbus is within 500 miles of 50 percent of the population of the country.Full Answer >
Animals native to Ohio include deer, mice, pheasants, coyotes, bobcats, otters and squirrels. These animals are a small percentage of all of the animals that are native to Ohio.Full Answer >
The website of the Ohio Department of Transportation at DOT.State.OH.us provides detailed maps of Ohio. Road maps of Ohio are available from MapOofWorld.com and MapWatch.com, and topography, reference and infrastructure maps are available on Ohio-Map.org.Full Answer >
The state of Ohio has 88 counties. The oldest county is Washington County, which was established in 1788, while the youngest county is Noble County, established in 1851.Full Answer >