Gouled v. United States
United States Supreme Court
255 U.S. 298 (1921)
Gouled (defendant) was a suspect in a government contract fraud case. A friend of Gouled’s who was also a government agent asked Gouled if he could make a call from Gouled’s office. Gouled consented, and when Gouled left the office temporarily, the government agent seized documents from the office that implicated Gouled and turned them over to investigators. Gouled asserted that the seizure violated his Fourth Amendment rights. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning
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