Spinelli v. United States
United States Supreme Court
393 U.S. 410 (1969)
The FBI obtained a search warrant which uncovered evidence that was ultimately used to convict Spinelli (defendant) of illegal gambling. The affidavit primarily rested on information from a confidential informant and the FBI was able to corroborate some of this information through its own investigation. Spinelli challenged the constitutionality of the warrant but the lower courts deemed all information arising out of the search admissible. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Harlan, J.)
Concurrence (White, J.)
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