United States v. Tzannos
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
460 F.3d 128 (1st Cir. 2006)
The police obtained a warrant to search Tzannos’s (defendant) house based on an alleged call from an informant to the house in which discussions about placing bets occurred. Tzannos was charged with activities involved with bookmaking. Tzannos filed a motion to suppress the evidence obtained at his house on the basis that the informant did not really exist. He presented evidence that only three individuals made gambling-related calls to the house on the day of the alleged informant call and that those three individuals were willing to state under oath that they were not an informant. The district court granted the motion to suppress. The prosecution appealed, arguing that it was improperly being put in a position where it would have to divulge the identity of the informant to disprove Tzannos’s claim.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Lynch, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 166,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.