United States v. Leon
United States Supreme Court
468 U.S. 897 (1984)
The police received an anonymous tip that two individuals were selling drugs out of their apartment. Based on the information from the informant, the police started an investigation and eventually submitted an affidavit requesting a warrant to search three residences and automobiles. A facially valid search warrant was issued and pursuant to the warrant the police conducted their search. Leon (defendant) and the other defendants filed motions to suppress the evidence obtained pursuant to the search and the district court granted the motions, holding that the affidavit did not establish probable cause. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (White, J.)
Concurrence (Blackmun, J.)
Dissent (Brennan, J.)
Dissent (Stevens, J.)
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